Webcast: How to Hack Canada’s Skills Gap

Thursday, December 8 - 2016
2 pm EST (1 hour)
Live Webcast


Can Matchmaking Technology Solve Canada’s Labour Market Challenges?

How to remove roadblocks and create fulfilling jobs in a digital economy

We live in a time where the only constant is change. Sixty-five percent of today’s grade schoolers will work in a job that does not exist yet. And although 53% of Canadians have a post-secondary degree, a 30% mismatch persists between the skills of these individuals and the jobs they take.

How can we find the right people at the right time? How can we remove barriers so that young people can step into meaningful employment? And can matchmaking technologies help solve these types of labor issues?

Join us for an interactive Webcast with Lance Bialas, former World Economic Forum National Program Lead, and Tamara Balan, project lead on “Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers” with CivicAction.

During this session, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how government can leverage technology to bridge the skills gap
  • Understand the impact of Uber, Airbnb, and TaskRabbit on the future of work
  • Explore how top companies are designing hiring and employment experiences that remove barriers from workforce participation
  • Find out how increasing collaboration between employers, job seekers, and government agencies can provide improved individual outcomes in a digital led economy

Can Matchmaking Technology Solve Canada’s Skills Gap?


Lance Bialas, Expert, SAP and Former World Economic Forum Program Lead

Tamara Balan, Project Lead, CivicAction

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