July 18, 2019
Better, Faster, Stronger: Maximizing the benefits of automation for Ontario’s firms and people
by Creig Lamb, Daniel Munro, Viet Vu
Recommendations for policymakers, business leaders, educators, unions, and workers in order to address the implications of automation for Ontario's labour.
This report explores the risks and rewards automation poses for industries and workers in Ontario by examining trends in the economy as a whole, gathering local insights from across the province, and conducting an in-depth analysis of two key sectors in Ontario that are broadly representative of these trends: manufacturing and finance and insurance.
Ontario faces a dual challenge: automation technologies have the potential to improve productivity and competitiveness, and to generate more jobs and prosperity over the long term, yet many Ontario firms have hesitated to...