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TRANSFORMING POTENTIAL INTO PROSPERITY

Maximizing Canada’s Talent Advantage

Everyone deserves a chance to thrive in the future economy. At Palette Skills, we believe that starts by working with industry to build new talent pipelines. Together, we are creating a workforce that is equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the rapidly changing job market and grow the Canadian economy through our talent advantage.

Transforming Potential into Prosperity

Building Careers, Driving Growth

We help provide transition pathways for individuals who want to upskill and transition into great careers in innovative sectors. We achieve this by partnering with leading companies and industry associations to build rapid training and upskilling programs that provide in-demand skills for rapid employment.

Fueling career Success

We believe in unlocking the full potential of every individual, providing them with the necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence to navigate the evolving job market. Fueling career growth is at the heart of our approach. We provide tailored upskilling programs and resources that enable continuous advancement and open doors to new opportunities for diverse candidates.

Unlocking Business Potential

Through our partnerships with employers and industry, we bridge the gap between talent and organizations, ensuring a seamless match that benefits both parties. Whether you are a job seeker looking for exciting opportunities or an employer seeking skilled professionals, Palette Skills is your trusted partner in building a thriving workforce.

launching a national upskilling ecosystem

We work with partners to strengthen, fund and enable the development of their own industry-led upskilling programs, leveraging our insights and experience to support their success. Upskill Canada is dedicated to addressing the skills needs of employers across Canada, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in six key growth sectors.

Making an impact

Amplifying The Boundless Potential Of People.

Canada has one of the most highly skilled workforces in the world. And yet, employers still struggle to find the talent they need to grow. 

At Palette Skills, we recognize that Canada is not fully capitalizing on its diverse and skilled workforce, leading to a dual detriment to productivity. Companies are missing out on essential skills required to drive their businesses forward, while Canadians are unable to realize their complete economic and human potential.

The big question is: why aren’t we taking full advantage of the skilled talent that already exists here? 

We have built our mission around understanding the answer to that question. Read our white paper to learn more about how we plan to solve this challenge.

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Join Upskill Canada

Upskill Canada is a national talent platform that helps fast-growing companies access the talent they need to succeed while creating new career pathways for workers.

It is pan-Canadian in scope, and supports Canadian-based employers, with a particular focus on small and medium enterprises in high-growth sectors including digital technology, cyber security, agricultural technology, advanced manufacturing, clean technology and biomanufacturing. 

To launch upskilling programs in regions and sectors across the country, Upskill Canada will be distributing funding to qualified delivery partners to design and deliver employer-led upskilling programs from coast to coast.

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Automation & Digital Agriculture Specialist Program

Hybrid
8 weeks (2 full-time, 6 weeks part-time)
Automation And Digital Agriculture Specialist Program

The Automation and Digital Agriculture Specialist Program from Palette Skills is an accelerated 8-week intensive program that gets you up to speed with automation and digitization technologies in agricultural production and processing. We’re training workers ready to hit the ground, giving them the tools they need to identify, manage, and implement technological solutions across the agri-food value chain.

SalesCamp – B2B Sales & Tech Sales Training

Live online
6 weeks (1 full-time, 5 part-time)
B2B Sales & Tech Sales Training

Quickly train for a job in tech sales and business-to-business sales with SalesCamp. SalesCamp is an intensive real-world training and job development program that helps you find career success in tech sales using your transferrable and foundational skills. No previous experience in sales is necessary. We’ll connect you with sales leaders, career coaches and to an amazing group of SalesCamp alumni who currently work at fast-growing companies.

The Palette Upskilling Model

At Palette Skills, we define upskilling as any program that deploys skills development to help someone move into a new job. The difference between training and upskilling is in the outcomes that participants seek to achieve. 

Success in upskilling is job placement. While learning new skills is a core part of upskilling, so is gaining the professional acumen needed to succeed in a new industry and to successfully navigate the job search and interview process to land a new role. 

We have identified six core components required for a successful upskilling program:

what we've accomplished to date

Press Releases

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Palette Skills launches Automation & Digital Agriculture Specialist Program in Alberta

“We could not be more thrilled to be expanding the Automation & Digital Agriculture Specialist Program to Alberta, with our first cohort launching June 12, 2023,” said Palette Skills CEO Rhonda Barnet. “We have enjoyed great success in Saskatchewan because we understand that employers need talent with the right foundational skills and who possess a strong drive and desire to build careers in the agri-food industry.”

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Palette Skills lance Rehausser vos Compétences

Palette Skills est ravie de lancer Rehausser vos Compétences, une plateforme nationale de talent qui aidera les entreprises à croissance rapide à trouver les talents dont elles ont besoin pour réussir, tout en créant pour les travailleurs de nouveaux parcours de carrière qui leur permettront d’accéder rapidement à des postes en forte demande.

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Canadian Workers to Receive High-Demand Skills Training Through Innovative New Platform

TORONTO, November 27, 2023 – Today, Upskill Canada is announcing the signing of a first wave of partnership agreements that are taking an industry-oriented approach to supporting Canadian workers. These agreements will help thousands of workers find new careers through skills training and job placement in some of the fastest-growing industries in Canada. 

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Palette Skills launches Automation & Digital Agriculture Specialist Program in Alberta

“We could not be more thrilled to be expanding the Automation & Digital Agriculture Specialist Program to Alberta, with our first cohort launching June 12, 2023,” said Palette Skills CEO Rhonda Barnet. “We have enjoyed great success in Saskatchewan because we understand that employers need talent with the right foundational skills and who possess a strong drive and desire to build careers in the agri-food industry.”

Palette Skills receives a grant from TD Bank Group to help address talent shortages in the tech sector

National nonprofit and leading provider of innovative upskilling programs Palette Skills receives generous grant from TD Bank Group. The grant will expand SalesCamp’s operations and community engagement efforts to further increase income stability and employment opportunities for mid-career and underemployed individuals. These new engagement efforts will focus on individuals from underrepresented populations

Upskilling for Industry Initiative - Palette Skills - Agronomist looking at camera
Palette Skills launches Automation & Digital Agriculture Specialist Program in Alberta

“We could not be more thrilled to be expanding the Automation & Digital Agriculture Specialist Program to Alberta, with our first cohort launching June 12, 2023,” said Palette Skills CEO Rhonda Barnet. “We have enjoyed great success in Saskatchewan because we understand that employers need talent with the right foundational skills and who possess a strong drive and desire to build careers in the agri-food industry.”

Palette Skills receives a grant from TD Bank Group to help address talent shortages in the tech sector

National nonprofit and leading provider of innovative upskilling programs Palette Skills receives generous grant from TD Bank Group. The grant will expand SalesCamp’s operations and community engagement efforts to further increase income stability and employment opportunities for mid-career and underemployed individuals. These new engagement efforts will focus on individuals from underrepresented populations

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Palette Skills named as a national delivery partner for the Upskilling for Industry Initiative

As announced today by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Palette Skills is pleased to be named as a national delivery partner for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Upskilling for Industry Initiative, a $250 million investment that will support the development and implementation of short-cycle upskilling programs driven by industry needs in Canada’s highest-growth sectors.

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Eligibility for SalesCamp

To be admitted and accepted into the program, you must be:
  • Be actively searching for work and ready to take on employment opportunities tech sales.
  • Be able to legally work in Canada. 
  • Not be a full-time student.
  • Be a highly motivated individual actively seeking out new opportunities.
  • Have least 3 years of formal work experience in Canada or abroad.
  • Have an English language rating of CLB Level 8, or IELTS of 6.5 overall.
  • Be available for Zoom sessions, many of which will be full-time.
  • Be able and committed to attending networking day events as part of regular programming.
  • Be comfortable using technology and learning online.
  • Live or intend to live in the province where the program is being offered.
  • Have a reliable internet connection, device, and a quiet environment for virtual learning.
  • Be committed and able to join the Canadian workforce full-time immediately following the program.
You may not be eligible if:
  • You do not pass our application and/or interview skills assessment. 
  • You are not actively searching or able to start a job in business-to-business tech sales.
  • You are not able to legally work in Canada.
  • You do not reside in the province where the program is operating.
  • You are going to school full-time.
  • You do not have three years of work experience outside of your studies.
  • You are interested in taking SalesCamp solely for learning purposes, but are building your own business and not intending to work in the field.

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