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According to a recent survey of more than 1,500 Canadians, 85 percent of young people aged 18 to 34 believe artificial intelligence will be a threat to the job market within the next 10 years, while 25 percent believe it’s already an issue.
The survey was conducted by Maru/Matchbox on behalf of Centennial College post-graduate public relations students in partnership with CivicAction, a nonprofit organization that creates collective action on big urban challenges.
“Understanding how young people feel about the future of work isn’t a ‘nice to have’, it’s a ‘need to know’,” says Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO of CivicAction. “Millennials make up the largest percentage of Canada’s workforce at 37 per cent and are already shaping our workforce’s relationship with technology and automation.”
The survey explored how young people feel about the changing landscape of work and which institutions are taking steps to best prepare for it. It also showed a relative optimism in millennials’ ability to adapt to the changing work landscape.