COVID-19 has put many Canadians out of jobs. But even after the pandemic ends, there’s no indication the labour market will go back to the way it was. Automation, climate change, and the rise of gig work will all have very real consequences for the nature of work.

In light of these disruptions, giving job seekers and employers the support they need is more important than ever. Today on the podcast, we’re joined by the authors of an IRPP paper that’s looking at one piece of the puzzle: how to help people get the skills they need to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow.

Tony Bonen leads the Labour Market Information Council’s team of economists and data scientists, delivering high-quality labour market information to stakeholders and decision-makers. Matthias Oschinski is an economist specializing in inclusive growth, well-being and climate change at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

Policy Options Podcast · PO Podcast 117 – Mapping Canada’s training ecosystem

Read more in Mapping Canada’s Training Ecosystem: Much Needed and Long Overdue.

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Tony Bonen
Tony Bonen leads the Labour Market Information Council’s team of economists and data scientists who deliver high-quality labour market information. He brings expertise in policy analysis, data analytics, econometrics and research design.  
Matthias Oschinski
Matthias Oschinski is an economist specializing in inclusive growth, well-being and climate change. He teaches economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.