The choice of robots filling in the gap for laborers are making jobs in the low-risk category to be on the safe side, as these jobs include working with other people, teaching, and other coordinating skills to work with machines. This basically means that robots will not be able to carry out these jobs for the next 20 – 30 years to come.
The low-risk occupation category will have an estimate of 712, 000 latest jobs in the upcoming 10 years according to COPS. High-risk jobs, on the other hand, will have just 396, 000 new jobs. More jobs will be created in certain sectors of the economy through the help of technology as it was so in the past. However, the area to benefit from this will be the low-risk job category. Following the statement of Mullin, the COPS projection did not recognize the increase in automation which means the 396, 000 figure will turn out to be lower than anticipated.
The main reason why this issue has to be addressed is to better the debate progress. The country is avoiding a fall in the economy years from now; therefore, the situation remains stagnant which will mean the workforce will cut down on 42% of their employees, making most jobless and unemployed. Suggestions have been made by Mullin to tackle this potential issue that might arise in the near future and advise Canadians to consider these steps. Canadians should take these combat methods to have an alternative for those who will end up unemployed after being replaced by robots.
“I think it’s something Canadians are going to have to get their heads around, something that employees need to think about when it comes to the type of skills they need to acquire, and something for students to think about as well,” says Mullin. “We’re going to need to start developing structures for people who do end up losing their jobs.”