Report outlines 3 scenarios for Canadian workplace in 2025

April 3, 2012

A new report from the Human Resources Professionals Association and Deloitte examines key trends shaping the Canadian workplace and outlines 3 potential scenarios of what the Canadian economy and society could look like in 2025. The "Lost Decade" scenario is one in which Canada fails to make strategic decisions about education, employment, and immigration. The "Unsustainable Prosperity" scenario shows that the "education system fails to evolve to meet new labour market conditions, producing 'smart people' with unsellable skills." As the most desirable scenario, "The Northern Tiger" sees that "new globally competitive sectors, like green technology and ICT, are spawned by the strength of an integrated, technology-savvy, diverse and highly-engaged workforce." Stating that in recent decades Canada's education system has failed to meet the needs of our society, the report says tracking employment trends and aligning education programs to match demand is essential. HRPA News Release | Report