Online Career Transition Tool


A new solution for a changing job market.

Switching careers can be hard—but what if there were an easier way to identify, assess, and pursue new opportunities?

The Conference Board of Canada and the Future Skills Centre are excited to launch a free online tool designed to help job placement professionals, jobseekers, and employers quickly and easily explore viable career transition pathways.

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Carla Qualtrough

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

In an ever changing labour market that has been particularly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is difficult for some Canadians to know where to go next in their career. This new tool being launched by the Future Skills Centre will help employers and workers make informed job transitions and hiring decisions. The launch of OpportuNext is an example of how the Government of Canada is investing in a dynamic, inclusive and forward-thinking labour force that benefits all Canadians.

A simpler way to chart a career path

With the support of the Future Skills Centre, OpportuNext is available free right now to all Canadians. It will:

  • Help jobseekers identify new career paths related to their skillsets
  • Help employers identify potential candidates to fill open positions
  • Help job placement organizations match employers and job seekers
  • Use research and big data to help solve one of today’s tough challenges

Research Release

Education & Skills     March 16, 2021

Employment in Canada is going to look different in the future. The types of education, abilities, skills, and experiences that employers seek are evolving amid a confluence of forces reshaping the nature of work around the world. Disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics, unmanned vehicles, and the Internet of Things, the growing share of knowledge-based services, and the rise of technology-enabled platforms will reshape careers.

Primer  •  20-min read

Education & Skills     March 16, 2021

Workers considering a career change need to better understand how to capitalize on their current skills, education, abilities, experience, and knowledge. Similarly, human resource professionals, educational institutions, and labour market policy-makers need a better sense of what skills, education, abilities, experience, and knowledge characteristics make someone more employable, today and in the future.

Impact paper  •  25-min read