Prosperous Transition Plan - Iron & Earth

Transition Now

Fossil fuel industry workers are ready to make the jump to a net-zero economy. They've powered Canada, now it's time to let them empower their future.

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WE'VE GOT THE STATS

We commissioned a poll of fossil fuel industry workers to learn and understand how they envision transitioning to a net-zero economy.

What they said might surprise you:

  • 69% are interested in switching to a career in the net-zero economy
  • 88% of fossil fuel industry workers are interested in skills training and development for jobs in the net-zero economy
  • 80% of fossil fuel industry workers support a National Upskilling Initiative to rapidly upskill fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers for net-zero economy jobs

TELL TRUDEAU TO COMMIT TO UPSKILLING WORKERS NOW

WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR

  • A seat at the Just Transition table.
  • A National Upskilling Initiative.
  • So that workers can shape their future and Canada's future.
  • So that we can plan the work, and work the plan.

If we don't push, change doesn't happen.

WHAT WORKERS ARE SAYING

Luisa Da Silva

Luisa Da Silva, Executive Director I&E

"Canada’s fossil fuel workers have deep technical expertise that can be harnessed to power the net-zero economy."

Bruce Wilson

Bruce Wilson, Board Chair, I&E

"Workers shouldn’t be out of pocket for training that will enable Canada to cut its emissions and remain competitive globally."

Jim McPhail

Jim McPhail, former fossil fuel worker

"The need for a Just Transition isn’t theoretical for me. I’ve seen the impacts of layoffs on families, and on kids...The reality is the world is changing."

Help us by sharing these results widely. Canada's ready. Fossil fuel industry workers are ready. The world is ready. Help make it happen.