Canadian youth at risk of unemployment due to automation, study confirms

March 30, 2017

A new report has confirmed that trends in technology will leave youth increasingly vulnerable in a difficult labour market, reports CBC. Titled Future-proof: Preparing Young Canadians for the Future of Work, the report focuses on how automation in entry-level jobs could transform the Canadian labour market in coming years. Looking at data from Statistics Canada, the institute found that 42% of current jobs are at a high risk of being either replaced or significantly reduced in number due to automation. “The interesting thing and the potentially scary thing is that it turns out, based on our analysis, it's going to have a disproportionate impact on youth,” said Brookfield Executive Director Sean Mullins. CBC