Have your say: creating good jobs, more opportunities with Clean BC

British Columbians are invited to give input on the wide range of training and job opportunities driven by CleanBC.

CleanBC  aims to reduce climate pollution and boost energy-efficient solutions, while creating more jobs and opportunities for people thought the province.

British Columbians are encouraged to give their input on job opportunities and skills development needs as BC builds a cleaner economy.

“Together we can build a thriving, innovative economy that puts BC on the path to a cleaner, better future with new and rewarding job opportunities,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “As industry and businesses become more efficient, using cleaner energy, there will be changes to existing work as well as a need for new skills, which we must support through new education and training. We want to hear from people who have ideas about the kind of careers and skilled jobs they
hope to see in our future as we transition to a low-carbon economy.”

Input gathered will inform the CleanBC job readiness plan, which will highlight the labour and workplace opportunities emerging from CleanBC and build a roadmap for the education, training and retraining needs required to support the growing demand for clean jobs and related skills.
Government will work with Indigenous partners, post-secondary institutions, industry representatives and stakeholders to implement the plan, train new workers and provide training opportunities to help current workers gain new skills.

CleanBC initiatives include:
launching a standard to make all new car sales zero-emission vehicles by 2040, with a supporting plan to make them more available, convenient and affordable; reducing emissions from industry with targeted incentives; reducing emissions from organic waste  and diverting it from landfills; improving fuel standards to cut carbon pollution and make  air cleaner; and improving standards for new construction and encouraging energy saving  improvements in homes and workplaces — making every new building “net-zero energy ready” by the year 2032.
For more information on CleanBC, visit: cleanbc.gov.bc.ca/

People can provide feedback until November 29, 2019 at 4pm on-line at www.engage.gov.bc.ca/jobreadiness

or sending an email to LabourMarketPartnerships@gov.bc.ca

or sending a written submission to Attn: Citizen Engagement, PO Box 9049 Stn Prov Gov’t, Victoria, BC V8V 9V1