Beyond Blue and White Collar: A Skills-Based Approach to Canadian Job Groupings
In Canada’s modern, knowledge-based, and service-centric economy, employers are increasingly thinking about work from a skills perspective. Old-fashioned labels like “blue collar” and “white collar” are no longer relevant. As well, factors such as educational attainment or work experience are only proxies for assessing the skills of workers. This means that we need a more sophisticated way to talk about employment opportunities.
Issue briefing | 10-min read
August 3, 2022
Focus Area—Canadian Economics
Partner—Future Skills Centre