The Future of Work

The Future of Work Series presented by Mitacs Canada Future Skills Centre

Disruption is defining the future of our economy, and Canada’s workforce is not immune.

The colossal impacts of demographic shifts and technological evolutions, combined with the already existing inequities in our workforce based on gender, race and location, has galvanized stakeholders from across the economy to ask: What is the future of work?

While many of the factors defining how we work were already at play prior to the pandemic, COVID-19 has added an additional layer of uncertainty and instability to our future workforce. The future skills needed to survive and thrive in our economy just a few months ago may not be those we need today, and critical questions need to be asked about what must be done to strengthen our workforce for a resilient economic recovery.

This series takes a hard look at the future of work in Canada, with an emphasis on the skills our future economy needs, the role of innovation and the leaders that drive it, and the importance of cultivating a culture of intrapreneurship to propel Canada into the future economy. 

  • workforce canada future VideoPreparing Canada’s Workforce for the Future Tania Saba Professor and BMO Chair of Diversity and Governance - Université de Montréal
  • VideoIntrapreneurship and the Future of Work Simon Chan & Kathryn Kitchen Vice President Talent, Academy, and Future of Work - Communitech / Head of Human Resources - Manulife
  • VideoSpotlight on Canada's Labour Force and the Recovery
  • VideoHuman Skills Needed for Canada’s Economic Recovery Jenny Poulos Senior Vice-President, Talent Services and Operations - RBC
  • VideoSpotlight on Driving Innovation Through Intrapreneurship
  • Marie-Helene Labrie VideoChallenges and Opportunities in the Future of Work Marie-Hélène Labrie Senior VP, Public Affairs, Communications, and Strategy - Cogeco
  • Garth Gibson VideoContinual Skills Development for Canadian Competitiveness in AI Garth Gibson President & CEO - Vector Institute
  • VideoSpotlight on Skills Development for Canada's Future Innovators
  • Santa Ono - Photo credit to University of British Columbia VideoSkills Training for a Resilient Post-Pandemic Economy Santa Ono President - University of British Columbia
  • DerekNewton UofT VideoSoft Skills for Canada’s Future Workforce Derek Newton Assistant Vice-President, Innovation, Partnerships and Entrepreneurship - University of Toronto
  • VideoSpotlight on the Forces Shaping the Future of Work
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  • VideoThe Skills and Partnerships Needed for Canada’s Innovation Economy John Hepburn CEO & Scientific Director - Mitacs
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  • VideoSkills for Canada’s Future Workforce Pedro Barata Executive Director - Future Skills Centre
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