I, Human: The digital and soft skills driving Canada’s labour market
This report uses online job postings data from Burning Glass to push our understanding of which digital skills are in demand and what combination of digital and soft skills can help workers successfully navigate the Canadian job market.
Managing the Intangible Shift: Positioning Canada to compete in an intangible economy
Canada’s future competitiveness depends on how well businesses and policymakers understand and manage the shift to an intangible economy. Learn more about intantibles, what makes them different, how Canada measures up, and the areas where urgent policy attention is required to ensure that we capture and fairly distribute the value of intangibles across Canada.
Bytes Better Have My Money
As we conduct more of our financial transactions digitally, we provide a wealth of digital data about our spending habits, debts, credit scores, and income. This article explores the data generation, collection and usage practices as they relate to personal finance.
The Brookfield Institute is seeking up to two summer interns to support a fast-paced and exciting research agenda


t the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), we’re motivated by the potential of the innovation economy. We believe Canada can build prosperity that will be more widely shared than ever before. To achieve this future, Canada will need forward-looking insights and new thinking to advance actionable innovation policy.


Our multi-disciplinary teams focus on work streams which we believe are critical to Canada’s future economic success. They build collaborative relationships with our partners to generate rigorous research, propose unconventional approaches and pilot ideas to explore how Canada’s innovation economy can include people of different ages, incomes and backgrounds.

We're looking for a experienced project manager and human-centred design expert to lead complex projects and build partnerships
How is personal data currently being generated, collected, and used in Canada? This project will serve as a foundation for a more informed discussion about data ownership, data sharing, privacy and trust in Canada. The findings will allow policymakers to better understand the public appetite for policies being considered.
Science fiction can be a window into the future, offering us entire galaxies of possibility models, as well as alternate pasts and worlds that exist entirely unconnected to our own timeline. In this series, we interview leading science fiction writers about socio-economic worldbuilding, and what the future of work and the economy could look like.
In collaboration with MaRS Data Catalyst and the Labour Market Information Council, and with support from JPMorgan Chase & Co, this project aims to develop a model for better understanding job transitions, so that workers with valuable skills can find new roles at companies that need them.
This work stream examines the distribution of risks and benefits in Canada's innovation economy and explores how to improve equity and broaden participation.
Building inclusion and equity into Canada’s innovation economy
Innovation and technology have tremendous potential to boost the economy and improve quality of life in Canada. However, the benefits are not accruing equally. This article series brings together leading thinkers to explore a variety of pressing topics related to inclusion and equity in Canada’s innovation economy, such as the digital divide, income inequality, and diversity in tech.
Who are Canada’s Tech Workers?
Looking at the many faces behind Canada’s tech occupations, with a focus on who are Canada’s tech workers? Where do they work? And what do they earn?