The Model of Occupations, Skills and Technology (MOST)

How We Answer Questions About the Future of Work

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 Database Behind the MOST

The MOST includes:

  • Occupational coverage—forecasts for 500 occupational groups.*
  • *As defined by the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Industry inclusion—employment estimates for nearly 700 different industries.*
  • *As defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

  • Skill requirements—occupations in the MOST can be described using 35 skills categories.*
  • *As defined by the OECD’s O*Net skills database.

  • Regional coverage—all provinces and territories are included in the MOST.

The MOST generates detailed occupational and industry-level projections for every region in Canada and connects the findings with specific skills.

How We Use the MOST to Inform the Workforce of Tomorrow

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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.

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In partnership with:

Toronto Metropolitan University
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Funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Program