Bridging the Gap: What Canadians Told Us About the Skills Revolution

May 29, 2019 | Brian Moore


The skills revolution is affecting people in every corner of Canada — so we set out to talk to them.

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A year ago RBC launched Humans Wanted: How Canadian youth can thrive in the age of disruption, a
ground-breaking research report that examined the coming skills revolution in Canada. We found that
for Canada to thrive in a time of profound economic and technological change, we need to develop a
workforce that is highly mobile and equipped with the skills critical to the jobs of the future.

As part of Humans Wanted, you told us you wanted to be heard on the subject of Canada’s skills
disconnect. So we went out and we listened. Over the course of 10 months we visited 12 cities, held 36
events and roundtable discussions, and engaged with more than 5,000 Canadians, ranging from youth
and workers to employers, educators and policymakers, each with perspectives on how Canada can
prepare for a disrupted future.

What follows is a series of themes and ideas that emerged from that journey about the opportunities for
Canada as we enter the 2020s.

Download the full report - Bridging the Gap: What Canadians told us about the skills revolution.