Emerging labour force trends 2021: Recap

Our annual Emerging Labour Force Trends Conference aims to connect local businesses with labour market information to make informed decisions about their business and workforce.

Not able to attend all of the live event?  Catch up on each of the sessions below!


There is no doubt that we are living through a transformation in the way we work. The pace of change has been accelerated over the past year shifting the skills and jobs of tomorrow. This panel discussion brings together business leaders from various sectors to explore the skills required for the workforce going forward, occupation demands and gaps and challenges in the current workforce to meet future demands.


Jordan McFarlen, Manager, Business Incubator, Conexus Credit Union

Debra Hauer, Manager, Labour Market Information, Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council

Leasa Gibbons, Executive Director, Regina’s Warehouse Business Improvement District


Bruce Anderson, Managing Partner, b-creative group


The pandemic has widely changed perspectives on work, flexibility, and the office, presenting an opportunity to improve work experiences and approaches going forward. These presentations will discuss the future of how we work, what we need and how we can work better including: the role of remote work, impacts on workplace culture, recruitment, and retention, as well as training and incentives and benefits.


Valerie Sluth, President and CEO, Praxis Consulting Ltd.

Tracy Arno, CEO/Founder, Essence Recruitment Inc.

Q & A Moderator:

Nicole Shepherd, Regina & District Chamber of Commerce


The impacts of the pandemic have been felt by virtually all employees and leaders alike. Many challenges already faced by women in the workforce have been intensified changing their perspectives on the future of their career. However, the changing landscape also represents opportunity to make the workplace more flexible and supportive of women going forward.


Hon. Rona Ambrose, Deputy Chairwoman, TD Securities, former Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons

Moderator: Amie Evans, Area Manager, TC Business Banking, Saskatchewan

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Regina, SK
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Phone: (306) 757-4658
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