With Canada making major investments to speed up electric transit adoption from coast to coast, the opportunity for a made-in-Canada green-transit industry looks bright. But the country’s largest electric transit manufacturer is unsure Canada’s workforce will be able to keep up.

This uncertainty highlights how the Trudeau government has failed to introduce a plan to protect clean tech jobs for bus manufacturing in Canada, even as it seeks to tackle carbon pollution from the transportation industry — which is responsible for almost a quarter of the country’s annual greenhouse gas emissions.

Industry experts warn the federal government will need to focus efforts on developing strong policy incentives to build and retain a robust electric transit workforce — or risk shuttling its transit investments outside its borders.

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