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.
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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.

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Oct 28, 2019

Opinion: The future of work is changing, but no-one can predict how. This op-ed was originally published on Apolitical.
Can an algorithm map the future of work?

Oct 25, 2019

As part of an upcoming report, we're looking to profile individuals working in occupations that use hybrid skill sets
Call for Contributors – I, Human: The digital and soft skills driving Canada’s labour market

Oct 23, 2019

To cut straight to the heart of our research, we’ve created a playbook for policymakers, workforce developers, employers, and service providers to identify transitions from declining to growing jobs
A playbook to connect people looking for jobs with employers looking for people

Oct 23, 2019

A new model for identifying pathways to connect displaced workers with employers experiencing talent gaps
Lost and Found: Pathways from disruption to employment
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