Canadian Federal Government invests in training for future of work

The Canadian Federal Government has committed to invest $225 million over four years to establish a Future Skills Centre at Ryerson University, in Toronto. According to a joint announcement by Employment Minister Patty Hajdu and Finance Minister Bill Morneau, the Centre will focus on testing approaches throughout the country to guarantee young people are acquiring suitable skills for the future of work. Morneau said that in 20 years, 70 per cent of jobs will be impacted by automation and 40 per cent will disappear. Because the job market is fast changing, the government has taken measures to ensure citizens are prepared for it. A Future Skills Council with 15 members will provide the employment minister with advice on arising skills and workforce trends.