National Upskilling Initiative Petition - Stand with oil sands workers calling for renewable energy

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

Gail Chaddock-Costello Gail Chaddock-Costello
Frances Kelly Frances Kelly
miriam Blake miriam Blake
Freya Keddie Freya Keddie
Murray Rankin Murray Rankin
Sabina Iseli-Otto Sabina Iseli-Otto
Veronika Ilich Veronika Ilich
Heather Watson Heather Watson
Marta Bristow Marta Bristow
Peter Brown Peter Brown
Nathan Schell Nathan Schell
Rosalie Nyback Rosalie Nyback
Myra Rudakewich Myra Rudakewich
Rebecca Kehl Rebecca Kehl
Noah Berson Noah Berson
Fred Rathje Fred Rathje

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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