Preparing for the Future of Work in Canada

COVID-19 has led to a labour market shock in Canada and is likely to generate a profound reflection on production and consumption habits. COVID‑19 is also likely to accelerate automation as firms look to new technologies to pandemic proof their operations. While automation offers the opportunity to boost productivity, it can also create losers as vulnerable workers who lose jobs may not have the skills needed in a changing labour market. This OECD report examines the potential impacts of automation on people and places across Canada with a special focus on the Province of Ontario. It also sheds light on policies and programmes that can help regions and cities to prepare for the future of work.

Available from July 23, 2020

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Acronyms and Abbreviations
Executive Summary
Assessment and recommendations
The local impacts of automation in Canada
Job polarisation and changing skills needs at the local level in Canada
Future-proofing people, places and firms in Canada
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