Source: Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Summary: Digital technologies are transforming our jobs, businesses and economies in every industry across the globe. Companies are adopting cloud and automation to make their enterprise far more agile and responsive, in order to provide superior experiences to their consumers. While these exciting changes are under way, an important point to remember is that by 2022, 52% of all jobs are expected to require cognitive abilities such as creativity, logical reasoning and problem sensitivity as part of their core skill set. In this new world of work, companies across almost all sectors have the responsibility to develop talent that engages in computational thinking, innovation excellence and is digitally fluent. With the rise of the innovation economy and higher demand for employees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related professions in recent years, Indigenous Peoples are facing yet another era of significant transformation. This changing economic landscape lays out two roads for Indigenous business and workers in Canada.