The Future of Work


  • Janine L. Moore Royal Roads University


Work, Future, Canadian economy, self-employment


The current state of the Canadian economy was predicted 18 years ago. If it comes as a surprise today, you weren’t paying attention. Research shows the steady growth in short-term contracts, part-time jobs, self-employment and the “gig economy” were all expected. What is surprising is the lack of preparation for this trend. We need to remind ourselves that a full-time job with benefits and a single employer for life was a blip in human history.
How you adapt to the new economy will depend on how you respond to the changes underway. 


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How to Cite

Moore, J. L. (2017). The Future of Work. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 16(2), 19–23. Retrieved from



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