The recently released stud, Jobs for Tomorrow- Canada’s Building Trades and Net Zero Emissions, completed by the Columbia Institute suggests that meeting Canada’s climate goals could result the creation of 3.9 million building trades jobs by 2050.
It is Canada’s goal to achieve zero net emissions by 2050 by focusing on the following 5 major areas of change:
- Clean Energy Supplies (including wind, solar, tidal/wave energy, geothermal, biogas, and biomass)
- Smart communities (including fuel switching, energy efficiency, green structures, and walkable communities)
- Industrial retrofits
- Direct capture of emissions
Jobs created include, but are not limited to electrical workers, ironworkers, and masons.
To read the study in its entirety, click here.