Education & Skills

The Conference Board of Canada helps inform and improve Canada’s education and skills sectors. Through independent and collaborative evidence-based research and analysis, we examine and address key issues in the country’s fast-changing learning ecosystems. Our work provides leaders with the actionable insights they need to build a stronger future.

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Recent Reports

The Future Is Social and Emotional

Demand for skilled employees is not new, but the skills considered “in demand” have evolved. While developing skills is a life long endeavour, the skills that Canadians learn through post-secondary training are key to workplace success. But demand for social and emotional skills (SES) is growing. Are we doing enough to prepare Canadians for the evolving workplace?

Webpage—December 11, 2019

Gender Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Insights and recommendations from business and higher education on the benefits of gender equity.

Report—77 pages

Development for Social Sciences & Humanities Graduates

The increasingly in-demand SSH skills cannot be easily replicated by computers. SSH graduates require more support and training to help them...

Report— 102 pages

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Building Connections. Platforms for Education & Skills

This document distils the challenges, barriers, best practices, and recommendations from our 40+ research reports, briefings, and events.

Report—11 pages

Building skills connections series: Skills for a prosperous Alberta

Commissioned by the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Advanced Education, in partnership with NorQuest College, The Conference Board of Canada’s Building Skills Connections Series examines the post-secondary skills needed to ensure Alberta’s current and future prosperity.


Featured Researcher

Matthew McKean

Director, Future Skills

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Executive Councils & Research Centres

Members gain fresh insights, identify new strategies, and face challenges unique to universities.


Custom Research

Contact us to discuss new projects examining skills and education challenges facing Canada today.