(August 20th, 2019) - The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), Ryerson University, collaborated with the NL Workforce Innovation Centre (NLWIC) at CNA to co-convene a full-day interactive Atlantic Canada Employment in 2030 Workshop in St. John’s on Monday, May 13, 2019. This was one of five held across the country.

The Employment in 2030 project, designed to forecast the changes of skills and occupations in 2030, is being funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and the Max Bell Foundation, and will test an innovative labour market information model developed by Nesta, a UK-based innovation foundation.  

 The Employment in 2030 project will also help to fill critical gaps in Canada's labour market information by providing a detailed occupational and skills demand forecast that is responsive to changing labour market conditions across Canada.
But what does the future hold? With a range of technological, environmental, and political trends driving change, which ones should Canadians pay attention to most?  Signs of the Times: Expert insights about employment in 2030  , the second report from the Employment in 2030 Workshops and Blog, offer a look at how a range of experts across Canada are thinking about the future of employment, ideas about possible new jobs, as well as which trends they believe are most likely to create change. This latest report aims to provide guidance to Canadian policy makers, educators, employers, students, and workers about what the future of Canada’s labour market may hold.

The first report, Turn and Face the Strange , identified 31 trends that will affect the future of work for Canadians.

The final report from the Employment in 2030 project is expected to be released in early 2020. Stay engaged as we bring you updates on this innovative and exciting project.