To gain further insights on the various  discussions and initiatives concerning emerging green employment opportunities and challenges in Toronto, see resources listed below:

CAGBC-TorontoCaGBC: Greater Toronto Chapter (2011). Toronto Green Building Guide.

In this special edition of Focus Magazine, Canada Green Building Council-Greater Toronto Chapter in partnership with the City of Toronto provide an overview of Toronto’s Green Construction industry and projects.




City of Toronto_people planet and profitCity of Toronto (2007). People, Planet & Profit: Catalyzing Economic Growth & Environmental Quality in the City of Toronto.

This document outlines the City of Toronto’s green economic sector development action plan . Core actions includes enhancing and leveraging partnerships with various stakeholders to educate and expand the ‘green’ workforce and  supporting existing businesses. Appendix C identifies all Green economy organizations working on and/or employing workers in the City of Toronto’s Green Industries.




eco canadaEcoCanada (2012). The Green Jobs Map: Tracking Employment through Canada’s Green Economy.

This study provides an overview of emerging employment opportunities and the skills and training jobs seekers need to transition into Canada’s green economy.




tending green shoots_2Toronto Workforce Innovation Group (2012). Tending Green Shoots: Green Skill Building Programs in the GTA.

This report identifies and discusses green skills training and development programs offered by business, labor, NGO, and educational provider groups across the Greater Toronto Area. The case studies highlight unique approaches to learning models aimed to meet specific needs of diverse learning groups. Appendix 2 provides a list of all GTA Green Skills Building Programs.




yorkregionplanning_green careersWorkforce Planning Board of York Region & Bradford West Gwillimbury (2011). Transitioning to New Careers. 

This report provides a detailed occupational analysis of emerging ‘green’ employment opportunities across four key sectors: Utilities, Construction, Manufacturing and Retail Trade. These key sectors have experienced to most impact in the Central Ontario region since Ontario has begun transitioning to green economy.




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