Skill Trends

Spotlight on in demand skills in Canada’s labour market

As the first research series in Canada providing current information on skills in demand for the labour market in Canada, the Skill Trends series will provide quarterly reports, each highlighting a new skill or cluster. These reports will help post-secondary institution (PSI) leaders understand the changing labour market and guide strategic program development.

Recent Releases

Artificial Intelligence is changing how the world lives and works. We are immersed in an AI-based world, punctuated by digital platforms, social media, search engines, voice assistants, and smart devices. AI’s transformative power will also change almost everything about how organizations make decisions, create, function, compete, and engage with customers.

March 5, 2024  •  16-min read


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With the rise in digitalization, data has become the new gold: 85.7 per cent of Canadian organizations experienced at least one cyberattack in 2021, and the average cost of a data breach for Canadian organizations was $5.4 million in the same year.

November 20, 2023  •  30-min read


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October XX, 2023  •  XX-min read


Our team of expert researchers and economists will identify Canadian employers’ emerging skills needs by analyzing job posting data from Vicinity Jobs, a Canadian big data analytics provider specializing in real-time tracking of regional and national labour market trends. The release will provide insights into the implications of these skill needs, recommendations for how PSI leaders should respond, and an example(s) of how institutions or employers are developing and implementing training that responds to the skill trends being explored that quarter.


Associate Director, Education and Skills

Boxi Yang

Senior Research Associate, Education and Skills

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