Current Initiatives

Shock-proofing the future of work innovation projects

We are making a $32 million investment in workers and employers in Canada. These 64 innovation projects explore ways evolving or emerging sectors and technologies can support workers displaced from socio-economic shocks as well as strengthening the economy of tomorrow.

OpportuNext

FSC and the Conference Board of Canada are launching OpportuNext, a free online tool to help job placement professionals, jobseekers and employers. This tool looks at 13 billion job characteristics in today’s market to quickly and easily identify career transition options.

Pages of interest

Community of Practice

Our Community of Practice is a virtual space that brings together practitioners in the skills-training ecosystem. Researchers, employment and training service providers and anyone interested in skills development are welcome to join!

RESEARCH

We collaborate with researchers across Canada to build knowledge on critical issues relevant to skills development. Our research helps Canadians to better understand future skills priorities, knowledge gaps, best practices, and how to address these demands.

The Future Skills Centre is dedicated to helping Canadians gain the skills they need to thrive in a changing labour market.

A forward-looking organization, FSC prototypes, tests, and measures new and innovative approaches to skills development and training. We are passionate about building a resilient learning nation, backed by an agile and responsive skills ecosystem.

News

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On the home front: Remote work may widen inequality in Canada

Many people are managing to work from home, Environics Institute survey shows, but parents of young children, newcomers and young workers face greater challenges.
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Future Skills Centre announces $32 million for projects to help Canadian workers gain skills as part of shock-proofing the workforce of the future

TORONTO (April 7, 2021) — Future Skills Centre (FSC) today announces the funding of 64 innovation…

Innovation Projects

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TIMES 2.0

This research will provide data that enables the Yonge Street Mission to better understand and…
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Remote work strategies for small businesses

Owners and operators of SMEs will learn the innovation skills to develop a long-term remote…
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Microlearning in the Mining Industry

Remote mine employees will learn on-the-job via mobile micro-learning, for a few minutes each day,…

Research

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Mapping the Landscape: Indigenous Skills Training and Jobs in Canada

Indigenous businesses are growing and — importantly — creating employment for others. Further, self-employment and…
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Bridging the Digital Skills Gap: Alternative Pathways

Digital skills and digital careers are part of every industry’s future. Yet employers say they…
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Understanding the Nature and Experience of Gig Work in Canada

Gig work & gig workers are on the rise, fueled by technology that makes this…

Consortium Partners