In this episode of the EdUp Canada podcast, host Michael Sangster is joined by special guest Nik Nanos, the Chief Data Scientist with Nanos Research. They discuss the evolving needs of the labor market, the importance of seeing oneself as a lifelong learner, and the role of international students in Canada’s prosperity. The conversation also covers the vital role that post-secondary education institutions play in society. Tune in now!

On this episode, you’ll hear

  • The best skills to master, and current labour market trends to look out for
  • How career education helps our workforce thrive
  • How international students contribute to Canada’s economy and society

About Nik Nanos

Chief Data Scientist, Nanos Research 

In 1987, Nanos founded the firm which does research in Canada and around world. He leads 

the team behind the weekly Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index, a must-have 

resource for senior executives, and is featured in a weekly segment on CTV’s News 

Channel, Nanos on the Numbers, which explores the latest political, business, and social 

trends. Nanos’ analysis has also been featured in most major news organizations, including 

Bloomberg News, the Globe and Mail, CTV News, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, 

and The Guardian. 

The author of The Age of Voter Rage which unpacks populist politics in the United States, 

Canada, France and the United Kingdom, he is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail. His 

monthly Data Dive analysis explores the latest social, economic, demographic and political 


In addition, he is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 

Washington, DC; chair of Atlantik Brücke Canada, a non-profit focused on advancing Canada- 

Germany relations; a Fellow at the Canadian Research and Insights Council and the Royal 

Canadian Geographic Society; and one of 20 honorary captains in the Royal Canadian Navy. 

He is also the Past Chair of Carleton University. 

He is a graduate of Queen’s University with degrees in history, political studies and an MBA. In 

2023, Nik was appointed a member of the Order of Canada. 

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