Jobs, Skills + Technology Change

We seek to understand how jobs and skills across Canada are being impacted by technological change, such as automation and digital augmentation, to help companies and people gain the skills they need to adapt and thrive in an innovation-driven economy.
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Peter Thomas Ryan / Brookfield Institute

About the Jobs, Skills + Technology Change Work Stream

We identify the skills that Canadians and innovative companies will need to remain competitive, and pilot programs that help them gain those skills – so that companies and workers alike can navigate and thrive in an innovation-driven economy.

An innovation economy needs a workforce with up-to-date skills. But as new technologies are introduced and the innovation economy grows, the skills sought by employers are continually shifting. It can be challenging for Canadians to know which skills they need to remain relevant throughout their careers. Employers themselves struggle to anticipate what their future needs might be.

Canadian businesses, educators, policy makers and others will need continuing and up-to-date insights on which skills are in high demand, in local labour markets and in different industries, as well as ideas on how to design effective training programs, ensure that Canadians can access them, and match talent to employer needs.

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Dec 5, 2022

Systemic labour market inequities in pay and participation continue to persist, and, in some cases, have gotten worse, in that there are new inequities in 2016 that did not exist in 2001.
NEW RESEARCH: Inequities in pay and participation persist for women, PoC, immigrants in Canada’s tech workforce, report findings show

Nov 30, 2022

We developed two updated versions of our original crosswalk, which underpin our latest findings in the Digitalization in Canada project.
The O*NET/NOC Crosswalk, an update.

Nov 30, 2022

Pay gaps and the continued marginalization of participation in tech work has shown that those who create technologies in Canada do not fully represent those who live and work here.
Further and Further Away: Canada’s unrealized digital potential

Nov 29, 2022

Étudier comment la numérisation a modifié la façon dont le travail est effectué dans 500 professions au Canada.
Une course aux côtés des machines : Tendances de la numérisation des emplois au Canada, 2006-2021
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