Future of Work

The Future Skills Centre

The Future Skills Centre (FSC) will help Canadians prepare for, transition and adapt to new jobs and a changing labour market…

Program

The future is social and emotional: Evolving skills needs in the 21st century

The most in-demand skills for today’s and tomorrow’s labour market aren’t technical—they’re social and emotional. Academic research and industry surveys on skills needs indicate that social and emotional skills (SES), or human skills, are critical for employability and career success. But are Canada’s education and training systems doing enough to prepare students for work?

March 31, 2020 | Report

In the coming months, more than 1.3 million jobs in the accommodation and food services sector will be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada. This represents approximately 7 per cent of all Canadian jobs. However, the economic impact on the sector will be felt unevenly across the country because economic regions are specialized in different industries.