Clean Energy Canada (CEC) commissioned Navius Research to analyze trends in Canadian clean energy jobs over the coming decades. Building on previous work to quantify Canada’s clean energy economy, this project considered the effects of various levels of emission reduction efforts as well as uncertainty in the cost and availability of emerging low carbon technologies on clean energy job creation.
- Clean energy jobs increase from 338 thousand in 2020 to between 1.6 and 2.7 million in 2050, depending on the level of climate ambition.
- The Emissions Reduction Plan plays a large role in boosting clean energy jobs, with 2.4 million clean energy jobs in 2050 in a scenario with current and ERP policies relative to 1.6 million in a scenario with rolled back federal policy.
- Today, most clean energy jobs are associated with producing electricity. In a net zero future, clean energy jobs are likely to be increasingly distributed across other sectors.
Download our technical report or visit the Clean Energy Canada’s report webpage.
This study was commissioned and funded by the Clean Energy Canada.
To learn more about this research, please contact Franziska Förg.
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