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Webinar : Job-related training in a context of digital transformation: The current status

Friday 26 Nov 2021
From 12PM To 1PM

Benoit Dostie, full professor in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal, CIRANO Fellow, Genevieve Dufour, CIRANO Director of Major Collaborative Projects and Marius Vigne (HEC Montréal) presented the highlights of the CIRANO report « La formation liée à l’emploi dans un contexte de transformation numérique: état de la situation » (co-authored with Marius Vigne).

This research draws on two new modules added to the ELIA questionnaire on Skills Self-Assessment and Job-Related Structured Training. With this information, we examine the means used by Quebec workers to improve their skills, and compare these means to those used by workers in the rest of Canada. The results show that Canadian workers use a wider variety of means to train compared to Quebec workers. 

Benoit Dostie

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2001, responsible of the CIRANO Pole on the Socio-economic Impacts of Digital Intelligence and Main Researcher of the theme Innovation and Digital Transformation, Benoit Dostie is Full Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal and Academic Director of the Centre interuniversitaire québécois de statistiques sociales (CIQSS).

He also holds the Power Corporation of Canada Chair in Labour Relations, Compensation and Benefits.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University, his research interests are labour economics and applied econometrics.

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Genevieve Dufour

Genevieve Dufour holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Université de Montréal, with a semester spent at Temple University in Philadelphia. She has worked as a research professional in numerous organizations including the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Université de Montréal and CIRANO. She also has worked as a private economic consultant on assignments leading to the writing of expert reports used, among others, in Court.

Since her return at CIRANO in 2017, she has been in charge of numerous research partnerships, including those with the Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation (MEI) on the socio-economic impacts of digital innovation and artificial intelligence, and the partnership with the Centre de recherches mathématiques CRM) on the importance of mathematics for Quebec society. In addition, she coordinated Le Québec économique 9: Perspectives et défis de la transformation numérique (2021) and Le Québec économique 10: Compétences et transformation du marché du travail (2022). She is also a member of  4POINT0 Scientific Committtee.

Her research interests focus mainly on the effects of technological innovations, labour market, training, human resources, and productivity.

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Marius Vigne

Marius Vigne holds a Master's degree in Management - Applied Economics from HEC Montréal. During his university career, he specialized in microeconomics, more specifically in labour economics. It is in this field of study that he wrote his master's thesis on the link between vocational training and the remuneration of Canadian workers. He also has a background in finance and has successfully completed the first two CFA exams.

Marius joined CIRANO in March 2020 where he collaborates on several research projects on the evolution of Canadian workers' skills and the use of new technologies by Canadian companies in which they deal with data processing. He also worked on the Québec économique 9 by helping to revise certain chapters.

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