Ontario Pre-budget Submission (Spring 2021) 

Workforce 2030 coalition partners and participants are pleased to contribute to Ontario’s 2021
budget consultation. We are an Ontario-based coalition of educators, workers and employers
working to catalyze and support the building sector workforce development with an emphasis on
low-carbon, high-value jobs.

Workforce 2030 asks the Ontario government to address immediate labour market demand and
urgently invest in worker upskilling and re-employment for energy efficient building retrofits and
new low-carbon construction. Without this investment, Ontario risks losing its competitive
advantage in a global context that is rapidly and irrefutably transitioning to a low-carbon