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Canada’s four big challenges for our future of jobs

By David Crane      

A new study on the future of jobs and work by the McKinsey Global Institute warns that between now and 2030 as many as 375 million workers worldwide may need to switch occupations and learn new skills, as many of today’s jobs will be lost to automation.

It's expected there will be growth in jobs for health-care providers, engineers, scientists, accountants, analysts and other professionals, information technology and other technology specialists, managers and executives, educators, what they call creative (artists, performers, entertainers), builders and related professionals and manual and service jobs such as home-health aides and gardeners. Image courtesy of Flickr

TORONTO—There are at least four big challenges for the future of jobs in Canada, based on the latest 2016 Census data. First, a smaller proportion of men in the core working age of 25-54 were working full-time all year in 2015—just 56.2 per cent, compared to 63.3 per cent a decade earlier. This is the lowest proportion since 1980, the first year for which comparable data is available. Too many now depend on part-time or temporary work. This

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