Skills for an Innovation-Driven Economy

This work stream seeks to understand future skill demands across Canada, while helping companies and people gain the skills they need to thrive in an innovation-driven economy.
Future Skills
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About the Skills For An Innovation-Driven Economy 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.

Completed Projects

Deep Dive

105 Results


Oct 3, 2022

Understanding the critical skills Canada needs to become a global leader in innovation.
Sharpening Canada’s Skills Advantage

Mar 22, 2022

An on-the-ground insights report on the state of technology adoption in Canada’s construction industry and what can be done to increase it
Laying Foundations: Technological Maturity in Canada’s Construction Sector

Dec 13, 2021

Ces rapports vous aideront à mieux comprendre les défis régionaux du marché du travail et présentent des recommandations sur le marché du travail (IMT) soit davantage axée sur les travailleurs.
L’emploi en 2030 : Ateliers de mise en pratique de la recherche

Dec 13, 2021

These reports will help you gain insight into regional labour market challenges and recommendations for more worker-centric Labour Market Information (LMI).
Employment in 2030 Action Labs
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