ORI Article: The Most Required Skills in the Job Market: “Soft Skills”

Communication skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving are the current buzzwords in the “skills” domain. Soft skills are in high demand.

Students graduating from postsecondary education (PSE) institutions, immigrants, and Internationally Trained Professionals (ITP) entering the Canadian job market in a post-pandemic era are required to complement their technical and trade skills with “soft skills”. These skills are now considered critical for success in the workplace, especially as companies and business leaders re-evaluate the skills they require from their employees and prospective job candidates.

As part of a three-year study, researchers from the Office of Research & Innovation (ORI) at Humber College are measuring the impact of experiential learning opportunities on developing the essentially required soft skills that render these individuals job ready.

Find the full story from the Office of Research and Innovation.