Nearly six in 10 (57 per cent) of Canadian workers are willing to reskill to get into a new career.
More women (60 per cent) say that they’d reskill given the opportunity compared to men (54 per cent), and those working part-time are more likely to reskill (62 per cent) compared to those working full-time (56 per cent), according to a Lighthouse Labs survey.
Also, 83 per cent of LGBTQ Canadians, 80 per cent of Black Canadians, 74 per cent of Indigenous people and 69 per cent of people of colour would reskill given the opportunity.
“We’re seeing a dramatic shift in the career trajectories of Canadian workers, and even more so among those that have been in the same industry for many years,” says Jeremy Shaki, CEO and founder of Lighthouse Labs. “With ongoing advancements in technology, Canadians deserve access to reskilling opportunities. In turn, this will help to create a healthier Canadian workforce and a stronger economy.”
Nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of Canadians say the pandemic has led them to consider a job or career change, according to a recent survey.