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National Upskilling Initiative Petition

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National Upskilling Initiative Petition

STAND WITH OIL & GAS, COAL AND INDIGENOUS WORKERS CALLING FOR UPSKILLING INTO RENEWABLE ENERGY

Canada’s energy industry stands at a crossroads. More than 100,000 workers have lost their jobs in the oil patch in the past three years1. At the same time, a prosperous renewable energy future is within sight, and it’s time for action.

Oil, gas and coal workers stand ready to put their skills to use in the growing renewable energy sector, and they need your help. If enough of us sign on, we'll show our federal and provincial governments that the time has come to invest in a National Upskilling Initiative. Please sign on now to show your support!

Our message is simple: we know that the skills of workers from the oil, gas and coal sectors are transferable to the growing renewable energy sector. We know they can help lead Canada into the future. 

Done right, these rapid upskilling programs will focus on supporting industrial building trades (such as boilermakers, ironworkers, pipefitters, electricians, and crane operators), to diversify into renewable energy technologies (such as wind energy, biomass, biofuels, geothermal, and solar).

Upskilling programs should be led by the federal government, tailored at the provincial level, and implemented through unions, educational institutions and training providers across the country, while respecting and honouring Indigenous treaties.

Help us guarantee Canada’s future prosperity. Please add your name today, and we will hand deliver this message to government once we reach 10,000 pledge signatures.

1: "100,000 jobless energy workers struggle for a place in the new economy". Financial Post. September 2017.

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SIGN ON NOW TO SUPPORT A NATIONAL UPSKILLING INITIATIVE!

To: Our Federal and Provincial governments

We call on you to develop a National Upskilling Initiative, to help oil & gas, coal and Indigenous workers gain the skills they need to build Canada's renewable energy economy.

Who's signing

Marlene Gottheil Marlene Gottheil
chuck Potter chuck Potter
Deb Jeffrey Deb Jeffrey
Nancy Powis Nancy Powis
Ruby Berry Ruby Berry
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Val Fisher-Sitaras Val Fisher-Sitaras
Mel Thompson Mel Thompson
Nora Balogh Nora Balogh
Larry Dobson Larry Dobson
Kaia Nightingale Kaia Nightingale
Jeff Isabelle Jeff Isabelle
Sara Jinha Sara Jinha
elizabeth whitmore elizabeth whitmore
Ken Billings Ken Billings
Jo Wood Jo Wood
Bob Nye Bob Nye
Ria Heynen
Judith Brown Judith Brown
Maureen Korp Maureen Korp
Linnea Rowlatt Linnea Rowlatt
Colin Stuart Colin Stuart

Take the Pledge

To: Our Federal and Provincial governments

We call on you to develop a National Upskilling Initiative, to help oil & gas, coal and Indigenous workers gain the skills they need to build Canada's renewable energy economy.

STAND WITH OIL & GAS, COAL AND INDIGENOUS WORKERS CALLING FOR UPSKILLING INTO RENEWABLE ENERGY

Canada’s energy industry stands at a crossroads. More than 100,000 workers have lost their jobs in the oil patch in the past three years1. At the same time, a prosperous renewable energy future is within sight, and it’s time for action.

Oil, gas and coal workers stand ready to put their skills to use in the growing renewable energy sector, and they need your help. If enough of us sign on, we'll show our federal and provincial governments that the time has come to invest in a National Upskilling Initiative. Please sign on now to show your support!

Our message is simple: we know that the skills of workers from the oil, gas and coal sectors are transferable to the growing renewable energy sector. We know they can help lead Canada into the future. 

Done right, these rapid upskilling programs will focus on supporting industrial building trades (such as boilermakers, ironworkers, pipefitters, electricians, and crane operators), to diversify into renewable energy technologies (such as wind energy, biomass, biofuels, geothermal, and solar).

Upskilling programs should be led by the federal government, tailored at the provincial level, and implemented through unions, educational institutions and training providers across the country, while respecting and honouring Indigenous treaties.

Help us guarantee Canada’s future prosperity. Please add your name today, and we will hand deliver this message to government once we reach 10,000 pledge signatures.

1: "100,000 jobless energy workers struggle for a place in the new economy". Financial Post. September 2017.

Our Other Pledges

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