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To help prepare Canadians for the future of work, our researchers and data scientists proudly developed the MOST on behalf of the Future Skills Centre. A sophisticated and data-rich projection tool, the MOST is designed to offer unique insights into the skills that will power Canada’s future labour markets.
The MOST includes:
*As defined by the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
*As defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
*As defined by the OECD’s O*Net skills database.
The MOST generates detailed occupational and industry-level projections for every region in Canada and connects the findings with specific skills.
Here we use MOST to provide insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted traditional labour demand in Canada since March 2020 and will cast a shadow that extends out to 2030. We assess which job types and skills are most likely to see rising demand over this decade. We also assess how automation could potentially impact the demand for different roles and skills.
Data briefing | 15-min read | October 11, 2022
Which skills or roles might see the largest shortages or surpluses?
How will more immigration impact the workforce? What are the effects of changing post-secondary program availability?
Which skills are in highest demand now? How will technology impact the demand for skills?
Where will retirement rates be highest? What jobs are young people most likely to take coming out of school?
How will tech trends like AI, robotics, or autonomous vehicles impact demand for various roles?
How long will it take for industries to recover from the pandemic? Which roles will see the largest increase in demand?
The MOST tool informed a recent Conference Board study that provides insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted traditional labour demand in Canada. Some of the study’s main findings:
Want to learn more about the MOST model or other economic research products and services? Contact Duangsuda Sopchokchai, Associate Director of Economics Research at The Conference Board of Canada.
Want to learn how to plan a career path or navigate a job transition with a similar skill set? Check out OpportuNext, our free career tool powered by the MOST.
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