As governments look to stimulate economic recovery, Ontario can simultaneously make significant progress on climate action. Building retrofits and new low-carbon construction can play a critical role by getting people to work and helping to reduce Ontario’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The time is now to invest in upskilling the current workforce as well as attracting more people to work in the sector. A low-carbon recovery agenda can accelerate our transition towards a green and inclusive economy and create jobs for a stronger Ontario.
As Canada transitions toward a low-carbon future, the building sector will be at the forefront of change. To accelerate this, we need to strengthen the capacity of the existing workforce and attract more people to work in the sector.
Canada’s deadline to reduce GHG emissions by 30% below 2005 levels
The amount of GHG emissions that come from Canada’s buildings, including materials, construction and operations
The number of direct green building jobs that could be created by 2030 in Ontario with government stimulus towards building to low-carbon standards
The amount of (GHG) emissions come from Canada’s buildings, including materials, construction and operations
The number of new jobs that could be created by 2030 in Ontario with government stimulus towards building to low-carbon standards
Workforce 2030 is a broad cross-sectoral coalition of employers, educators, practitioners across the construction ecosystem working to collectively impact government policy, business practice and education.
We are strengthening existing education curriculum and designing new programs by
working with industry and training providers to deepen understanding of the low-carbon skills gaps and training pathways. We are enhancing access to low-carbon training while growing equitable participation.
We are growing the workforce by championing inclusive practices to recruit
underrepresented groups to the building sector, including youth, women, newcomers, Indigenous and racially diverse peoples.
We are transforming workplaces with new technologies and advances in the design
and construction practice that will enable the building sector workforce to achieve
higher performance while also creating new occupations within the industry.
Mobilize across government, business and education in support of low-carbon workforce development
Green Recovery Stimulus:
Advocating for Workforce Capacity Investments
Workforce Capacity for Tall Timber Residential New Construction
Synthesize the low-carbonskills, competencies, jobs and training pathways for the sector
Low-carbon Workforce Readiness:
In-depth skills gaps assessment and industry co-developed action plan
Demonstrate and amplify capacity-building best practice
and resources, foster communities of practice
Equitable and Inclusive Recruitment and Training
Workforce Capacity for Retrofits
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Trading Up: Equipping Ontario Trades with the Skills of the Future
Canada Green Building Council Report
Energy Efficiency Training Programs
Database curated by Efficiency Canada
Building Infrastructure, Building Talent: A Generation of Jobs
Toronto Region Board of Trade forecast of the region's labour market needs for the construction sector.
Breaking Barriers for Women in STEM: Why Workplace Culture must shift to change the gender landscape