In early 2020, the Brookfield Institute and its partners began the Job Pathways in Food Retail
project, applying its unique model for identifying job pathways to connect displaced, skilled workers with high-potential or high-demand jobs.
The Ontario food retail sector is large, complete and evolving. They sought to explore potential disruptions and opportunities, starting with food retail cashiers and clerks, shelf stockers, and order fillers.
Were these occupations being—or about to be—disrupted, and if so, what opportunities lay ahead for workers and employers needing to transition?