Statement by Canada’s Building Trades Unions on Residential Retrofits

May 27, 2021

Today, Executive Director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions, Sean Strickland released the following statement on the Federal Government’s Announcement on the new Canada Greener Homes Grant:

“Canada’s Building Trades Unions appreciates the support of the Federal Government to invest in residential retrofits through the new Canada Greener Homes Grant. This is a positive step forward to create retrofit job opportunities in the residential sector. CBTU sees this as part of a continuum to build a retrofit economy, followed by further investments in retrofitting both the commercial and industrial sector. This will help Canada meet its climate goals and create opportunities for skilled trades workers in the residential sector to practice their craft, gain apprenticeship hours and open opportunities for those looking to get into the skilled trades.

Today’s announcement demonstrates the Federal Government’s ongoing commitment to invest in our members and we look forward to continuing to work with government to invest in supporting and growing Canada’s skilled trades workforce.”