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future of work

Jun 04, 2018

Canada now has better data on skills and labour market outcomes than ever. Why is it so hard to use it?

June 4, 2018

It’s a familiar feeling. You need something. You invest resources – time and effort – to get it. You finally see it in front of you. You reach for it. And… you realize there’s still a barrier preventing you from grabbing and using it. Read More

Feb 20, 2018

Conversation: Automation and the future of work

February 20, 2018

New technologies may lead to millions of job losses in Canada and governments here are not as prepared for change as they are in other countries. Sunil Johal discusses automation and the future of work in Ontario. Read More

Jan 25, 2018

IRPP Event Video: In search of the next gig – A snapshot of precarious work in Canada today

January 25, 2018

What does precarious work look like in Canada today, and what is driving it? How should decision-makers address the loss of employment stability? Read More

Jan 16, 2018

Getting ahead of the future of work: Focus on the systems, not the skills

January 16, 2018

What will the future of work look like? Read More

Jan 03, 2018

Technology taking over the government

January 3, 2018

Technology will make today’s government obsolete. Sunil Johal, policy director at The Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto, says that this is a good thing. Read More

Oct 24, 2017

Are self-scanners taking over?

October 24, 2017

Sunil Johal discusses the broader context and implications of automating jobs such as retail cashiers. Read More

Oct 11, 2017

AI arms race: The labour costs

October 11, 2017

Sunil Johal on a panel discussing how the rise of artificial intelligence could impact Canada’s workforce and what we need to do to ensure the transition doesn’t leave workers behind as the labour market evolves. Read More

Oct 10, 2017

Fixing Canada’s EI system is critical for the future of work

October 10, 2017

Canada’s employment insurance (EI) system is a major plank of the country’s social architecture. However, the system, now 75 years old, is failing to meet its original intent. EI was established to protect workers against income loss while temporarily out of work and to provide access to job opportunities through training. In order to meet those objectives today, EI needs major reforms. Indeed, the shortfalls that exist in 2017 will only be amplified as the employment landscape continues to change significantly in the decades ahead. Read More

Nov 22, 2016

Working Without a Net

November 22, 2016

Rethinking Canada’s social policy in the new age of work

This report explores the implications of new technologies on Canada’s economy and labour market and the adequacy of current social programs and policies supporting workers. Read More