Low Carbon Building Skills

As part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development announced Ontario is investing $24 million from the proceeds of the province’s carbon market into a Low Carbon Building Skills initiative.

This initiative will support colleges and universities, unions, employers and other industry partners to acquire new equipment and to increase their capacity to train current and future workers in low carbon building skills, through:

  • Sector-focused partnerships to support training programs in green building skills,
  • New and upgraded facilities and more capacity to support green building skills training,
  • New green curriculum for apprentices, and,
  • Research into green labour force needs.


Call for Proposals

Through the Low Carbon Building Skills Training Fund, Ontario is helping unions, colleges and universities acquire new equipment and increase their capacity to train current and future workers to develop Low Carbon building skills.

Ontario is fostering sector-based partnerships through an additional Low Carbon Building Skills Partnership Fund. This fund will support green building skills development among employers, educators, labour organizations, community agencies, employment and training service providers, and other potential partners.

Funding is available through three competitive streams:

Interested applicants to all funding streams are invited to submit proposals to the ministry no later than January 15, 2018. Each proponent can submit a maximum of one project proposal for each funding stream.

Note: Separate from the calls for proposal above, an additional $2M is being invested to, among other things, support research to determine labour market trends related to Low Carbon building projects and work on green curriculum for apprentices.