Future Shock? The Impact of Automation on Canada’s Labour Market

Published by the C.D. Howe Institute in March 2017, this report assesses the impact of technological change on Canada’s labour market over the past 30 years and highlights its implications for the near future.


Literature Search: Entrepreneurialism and Work

This CERIC literature search, updated in January 2017, covers topics such as: Entrepreneurship and growth; Attitude of youth towards entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship and innovation; Women business owners; Entrepreneurship within corporations; and more.


Chaos Theory of Careers and the Changing World-of-Work

The world-of-work is changing. This Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA) webinar presented by Brian Hutchison focuses on incorporating principles of chaos theory of careers to plan practical interventions for working counsellors and coaches.



Riipen is a technology platform that connects the business community with higher education students, recent graduates and educators through project-based experiences. Launched by University of Victoria graduates, the platform helps students build a network of employers and demonstrate their skills in order to launch their careers.


The Changing Nature of Work

Published in 2016 by Policy Horizons Canada (Government of Canada), this scan presents an overview of the four major changes expected to be significant in the world of work over the next 10-15 years: the increase of virtual workers, the rise of artificial intelligence, the growth of a global online labour market and the evolution of work towards flexibility but uncertainty.



Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) is the world’s largest global marketplace where businesses and freelancers collaborate remotely. It seeks to connect employers who want access to a larger pool of quality talent and workers who want the flexibility to find jobs online. Jobs range from web development and graphic design to content writing and administration.


The Sharing Economy in Canada

Released in February 2017 by Statistics Canada, this report gives an overview of the presence of the sharing economy – e.g., the use of peer-to-peer ride services or private accommodation services – and the potential important role it could play in the Canadian economy.


Digital Talent: Road to 2020 and Beyond

This report from the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) highlights the opportunities and challenges facing Canada’s digital economy and underscores the importance of digital talent as one of the most critical advantages for Canada in a global marketplace.