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December 1, 2020

Key Demographic Groups in Jobs more Vulnerable to Automation

  • Key demographic groups are more vulnerable to job loss through automation than average.
  • Author Rosalie Wyonch assesses the likely impact of technological automation on Canada’s labour market and compares these results to past predictions.
  • She finds a lower proportion of employment at high risk of automation (about 22 percent) than most previous estimates. However, key demographic groups, like Black and Indigenous individuals, are more susceptible to job loss depending on their occupations.
Rosalie Wyonch

Rosalie has a Master of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Mathematical Economics from the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining the C.D. Howe Institute in 2016, she was a Research Analyst at the Ontario Ministry of Finance in the Office of Economic Policy. Beginning in 2018, she became the director of the Health Policy Research Program and leads the C.D.