Our team is working to gain insight from our local business community. The intention is to review the policy recommendations as set out by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Business Resilience Network and to provide ideas and suggestions for other policy recommendations through the Chamber network regarding Getting Canadians Back to Work.
We will be hosting a roundtable on Monday, Oct 5 in the Chamber Boardroom at 12:00pm.
Canada’s workforce will not be the same when it comes time for recovery. In the span of one month, we went from one of the tightest job markets in history to over one million job losses. Employment may not return to pre-crisis levels at any point soon. Available jobs and the skills required will shift. Employers might increasingly look to automation to maintain operations during future crises and reduce risk. Canadians will need reskilling, upskilling and skills training programs to get them back to work. Education and training will also change, including a greater need for online learning and durable skills, with a focus on both work-integrated and lifelong learning. Ensuring all Canadians have opportunities to participate in the recovery will be essential for inclusive growth and widespread job creation.