Why we’re doing this project
Businesses are rapidly adopting new technologies that are increasing their productivity and market reach, allowing them to better meet customer preferences, and improving or leading to entirely new products and services. In some cases, these technologies are substituting for job tasks that have previously been carried out by people.
Our highly cited report, The Talented Mr. Robot, found that nearly 42 percent of Canadian jobs are likely to be affected in some way by automation over the next 10 to 20 years. While this doesn’t mean that these jobs will disappear, it’s likely that many will change – so too will the skills that workers require.
The objective of this project has been to provide a more robust, stakeholder-informed evidence base for policies, programs and services aimed at supporting Ontario’s workers and communities as they adjust, adapt and take advantage of new opportunities presented by automation.