As the future of work continues to evolve, so too do the skills that Canadians will need to succeed.

The Public Policy Forum, the Future Skills Centre, and Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute will release eight reports in Jan. to identify the most important issues currently impacting the skills ecosystem in Canada. Read key takeaways in each report that will strengthen policymaking and build a strong foundation intended to help support further research by exploring the latest developments at home and around the world.

A first set of Skills Next reports will be published beginning on Jan. 20, with a new report released every day. A second set will begin on Jan. 27:

Links will become available here as reports are released

Week 1 – Starting Jan. 20

Week 2 – Starting Jan. 27

  • Employment Gaps and Underemployment for Racialized Groups and Immigrants in Canada: Current Findings and Future Directions by Eddy Ng and Suzanne Gagnon — Jan. 27
  • Skills Gaps, Underemployment, and Equity of Labour-Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in Canada by Emile Tompa, Dan Samosh and Normand Boucher — Jan. 28
  • Return on Investment: Industry Leadership on Upskilling and Reskilling their Workforce by Wendy Cukier — Jan. 29
  • Leveraging the Skills of Social Sciences and Humanities Graduates by Sandra Lapointe and Jonathan Turner — Jan. 30
  • Stay tuned for more in spring 2020

On the Skills Next authors

Skills Next profiles a diverse set of authors who are engaged in the skills ecosystem through various roles, including through research, activism, and policymaking, have been carefully selected to provide a broad range of perspectives while also foregrounding the Canadian context. Their varied backgrounds, experiences, and expertise have shaped their individual perspectives, their analyses of the current skills ecosystem, and the reports they have authored.

Skills Next is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre.

For more information

Contact: Annie Donolo, Policy Lead

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