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Hiring Green: An Analysis of the Demand for Green Skills in Canada

The transition to the green economy is expected to create new employment opportunities and surging demand for green expertise for the sustainable jobs of today and tomorrow. While green skills are important for the future of work, there is a lack of clarity on the types of expertise that are needed and how the demand might vary across regions, sectors, and occupations in Canada.2 A better understanding of this demand is especially important for post-secondary leaders and educators, who are central to facilitating skills acquisition and shaping a sustainable workforce.

This data briefing analyzes the demand for green skills in Canada. It assesses how often employers look for 35 different green skills and competencies when hiring. What are the top areas of green expertise that employers seek? How widespread is the demand for green skills? Which provinces or territories have the highest number of job postings requiring such skills? Which sectors are most in need of green skills? And what disparities exist between the demand for green skills in the labour market and green skills training at the post-secondary level? Read the data briefing for a fuller picture of the demand for green skills in Canada.

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