This panel looks at current trends in the transformation of work and discusses what the workforce and workplace in Canada might be like in 2050. The forces shaping the future of work, both in Canada and around the world, are manifold. These include rapid technological developments and the prospect of machines replacing humans; globalization and the dislocations created by international trade; domestic considerations of diversity and fairness, as well as issues of inequality in a fast-changing world. The panel aims to examine how Canada should address these global challenges as well as critical domestic issues that will shape the nature of work in the future, by rethinking standard models of work and labour market adjustment policies in response to disruptions created by globalization, technology, and social change.

Moderator: Sheila Block

Panelists: Sunil Johal, Douglas Sanderson & Marcelo Vieta