Embed just transition principles in planning, legislative, regulatory and advisory processes to ensure ongoing and concrete actions throughout the fossil-fuel phase-out transition, including:
Meeting directly with affected communities to learn about their local priorities, and to connect them with federal programs that could support their goals.
Establishing a dedicated, comprehensive, inclusive and flexible just transition funding program for affected communities.
Developing and implementing a just transition plan for workers in fossil fuel sectors, championed by a lead minister who oversees and reports on progress.
Integrating provisions for just transition in federal environmental and labour legislation and regulations, as well as relevant inter-governmental agreements.
Establishing a targeted, long-term research fund for studying the impact of the sector phase-out and the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Ensure locally available supports, including funding the establishment and operation of locally-driven transition centres in affected communities.
Identify and fund local infrastructure projects in affected communities.
Provide a pathway to retirement by creating a pension bridging program for workers who will retire earlier than planned due to the phase out.
Transition workers to sustainable employment by:
Creating a detailed and publicly available inventory with labour market information pertaining to oil, coal and gas workers, such as skills profiles, demographics, locations, and current and potential employers.
Creating a comprehensive funding program for workers staying in the labour market to address their needs across the stages of securing a new job, including income support, education and skills building, re-employment, and mobility.
Investing in comprehensive retraining and apprenticeship programs for industrial trades workers for jobs in the transition to a zero-carbon economy, especially the renewable and energy efficiency sectors.