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Pivot today. Succeed tomorrow.

Oil and gas workers walking through glowing gateway
For over 2 years, we have been working alongside our partners across Canada to pivot before sector-wide change. Building on this momentum, we are launching an integrated brand campaign that will feature creative elements across various digital platforms and in key media that specifically highlights how we do this. To further strengthen awareness and understanding of what we do, how we do it and with who, we invite you to check out our first video now and help amplify this campaign! 
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Research spotlight: Skills for the post-pandemic world series

Skills for the post-pandemic world
Created in partnership with the Public Policy Forum and the Diversity Institute, the Skills for the Post-Pandemic World series tackles key questions facing policy makers, employers, training providers and workers.
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Research spotlight: Survey on employment and skills series

Survey on employment and skills series
The Survey on Employment and Skills reports, conducted by the Environics Institute for Survey Research in collaboration with FSC and the Diversity Institute, was designed to explore Canadians’ experiences with the changing nature of work, including technology-driven disruptions, increasing insecurity and shifting skills requirements.
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Labour market spotlight: OpportuNext, a new online tool to simplify job transitions for Canadians

OpportuNext search engine
Are you helping Canadians transition to new jobs? OpportuNext is a free online tool designed to help job placement professionals, job seekers and employers quickly and easily explore viable career transition pathways. Identify your key skills and find out the sectors in which they could be applied.
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Innovation spotlight: The future of seniors’ care

CRADLE (Canadian Remote Access for Dementia Learning Experiences) is an online training resource designed to empower unregulated care workers (UCWs) across Canada by providing evidence-based dementia care, featuring case studies, expert advice and seniors’ testimonies.
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Recent announcements

Scaling up skills development
In May, we announced an investment of $25.9 million in funding for the expansion of 10 projects that have shown early signs of success. Learn more

Shock-proofing the future of work
In April, we made a $32 million investment in 64 projects that explore innovative ways to support workers displaced from socio-economic shocks. Learn more

FSC in the news

What if we keep working from home?
The Globe and Mail, June 7

Whose mental health suffered the most during the pandemic? Older women, survey finds
Toronto Star, June 2

In the pandemic’s wake, ‘people who were already a step behind are now two steps behind’
Toronto Star, May 14

Ahead of federal budget, agency funds skills-training program to buffer against future shocks
The Canadian Press, April 7

Let's Talk Future Skills

Discover “Let’s Talk Future Skills”, the new podcast series created by Employment and Social Development Canada. It explores the impact of technology, new business models, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors on our labour market and in-demand skills.
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Get involved

On June 25 from 12 noon to 1 pm EST, join the next Trailblazer event to learn how AI is changing the workplace!

As new technologies emerge in the workplace, how are the needs of workers and employers adjusting to meet these new demands, and what skills are needed for new work? 

A panel of subject matter leaders will explore what advancements in new tech, like AI, mean for Canada’s future work and how sectors are championing the adoption of artificial intelligence in the workforce.

Register Today
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