- The potential labour implications of industrial greenhouse gas mitigation are significant, particularly in the electricity generation and oil and gas extraction sectors.
- In 2030, up to an additional 27 thousand full-time equivalent highly qualified personnel (HQP) positions will be required in order to achieve Canada’s greenhouse gas targets.
- Every $1 million of industrial investment in mitigation produces between 3.0 and 4.4 person-years of HQP demand on average.
In this Research Brief, Jacqueline Sharp and Noel Melton present the results of a study for Carbon Management Canada that investigated how Canadian greenhouse gas emission constraints are likely to impact industrial demand for skilled labour.
Skilled labour shortages have already been identified in several sectors, including electricity generation and oil and gas. Industrial greenhouse gas mitigation efforts on a scale sufficient to make progress toward meeting Canada’s emission targets will boost labour demand substantially, exacerbating existing skill shortages.
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