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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 Wyonch is a Senior Policy Analyst and leads the C.D. Howe Institute's Health Policy Council and Research Initiative. Her research focuses on policy issues affecting healthcare in Canada.