Global labour markets are undergoing massive change, driven in large part by advances in technology. Increasing automation and the rise of the so-called gig economy are displacing existing jobs while creating new jobs that demand different skills, and changing the trajectory of our working lives. The scope and scale of these shifts are unprecedented and will deeply affect the lives of working Canadians. We estimate that by 2030, automation and changes in existing occupations could threaten the jobs of more than 10 percent of Canadian workers unless they acquire new skills. This document discusses the challenges and proposes a pathway to address this.
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