MaRS Discovery District

Region of Impact
Canada
Total funding
$845,000
Funding began in
2018
Focus
Job matching

Overview

Creating a data driven platform that will enable people to pursue new employment pathways in Canada.

What they do

MaRS Discovery District in Toronto supports promising ventures to tackle key challenges in the health, energy & environment, finance & commerce, and work & learning sectors as they start, grow and scale. In addition, the MaRS community fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration to drive breakthrough discoveries and new solutions to be adopted in Canada and beyond, growing the economy and delivering societal impact at scale.

The Data Catalyst team at MaRS provides access to high-value data and insights to make the world a better place to live, work, and learn. Their goal is to solve complex problems by connecting people and data.

How we're helping

With support from Google.org, MaRS will create the Employment Pathways Platform, a job opportunity and career guidance tool to help people make new career choices and identify career development tools for success. The tool will be particularly useful for youth entering the workforce and those making career transitions. The platform will assess an individual’s skills and then identify the training and support needed to bridge opportunities across industries and career categories.

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