ActionLabs are designed to highlight the best practices already making an impact in the labour market. Alongside external partners, the FSC supports innovative projects to identify in-demand skills and test new methods of training delivery.
Join us for an interactive discussion as project leads:
- Showcase the work that is being done on the ground.
- Engage the audience on key research questions and action items.
- Draw out lessons learned and actionable takeaways that you can take back to your organization.
FAST: Facilitating Access to Skilled Talent: Piloted as a pre-arrival program, FAST is an online, occupation-specific skills assessment and development platform that is designed to aid newcomers to Canada in overcoming barriers, such as the lack of recognition of their international work credentials and the absence of Canadian work experience.
Upskilling Canadian youth for in-demand tech careers: This initiative provides youth aged 18–29 with professional and technical skills training, direct job placement, and five years of post-hire services, including mentorship and continuing education for career advancement. In its second phase, a hybrid approach will be expanded to bring virtual skills training and remote work opportunities to Indigenous, francophone, and Northern communities.
Director, Research and Policy, Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity
Chief Executive Officer, NP Power Canada
Program Lead, Immigrant Employment Council of BC