OEA - Building Back Better and Future Proofing Canada’s Labour Market: An OECD Perspective with Jonathan Barr

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Tuesday 24 November 2020, 10:00 - 11:30

 

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Building Back Better and Future Proofing Canada’s Labour Market: An OECD Perspective

 

With

 

Jonathan Barr

 

Deputy Head of Division and Head of the Employment and Skills Unit
OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions, and Cities

 

Join the Ottawa Economics Association and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) for a presentation by Jonathan Barr, Deputy Head of Division and Head of the Employment and Skills Unit within the OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions, and Cities.

 

COVID-19 has led to a labour market shock in Canada and the immediate government response has been unprecedented in scale and scope.

 

As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to play out, there is the possibility that it could speed up the adoption of automation in the workplace. Consumer preferences may turn to automated services, while firms may look to expand their use of technology to pandemic proof their operations and reduce the number of workers that have to physically be at work. Teleworking has already become part of the new normal. Some places and people are better positioned to be resilient in the face of accelerated change.


During this event, Mr. Barr will highlight emerging insights on threats and opportunities facing Canada from COVID-19 and the future of work. He will also outline actions needed to prepare people, places and firms to build back better.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Zoom credentials will be sent to registered participants closer to the event.

Cost: Free


 

REGISTRATION

Please visit the on-line store at www.cabe.ca Registration deadline is noon, Friday November 13.

Note: We regret that participation in this event is limited to the first 100 registrants.   

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Jonathan Barr is a Deputy Head of Division and Head of the Employment and Skills Unit within the Local Employment, Skills, and Social Innovation Division of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions, and Cities (CFE) of the OECD. His work has been focused on the role of local labour market policies and skills strategies in fostering economic development. Jonathan coordinates the work of the OECD Local Development Forum, OECD Reviews on Local Job Creation and the OECD’s Education and Skills Network in Southeast Asia.


Prior to joining the OECD, Jonathan worked for the Ontario government in Canada, where he led numerous policy projects related to employment, skills, and early childhood education. He also worked at the Canadian Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, supporting negotiations for a new Canada-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

 

Jonathan has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

We look forward to seeing you at this event
Jean-Francois LaRue
President of OEA