If you’re looking for an up-to-date breakdown of the solar industry in Canada and the jobs that are expected to be created in the coming years, check out this labour survey by Kelly Sears Consulting Group, which was commissioned by the Canadian Solar Industries Association and Canada’s Electricity Sector Council.
- Doubling of jobs by 2011.
- Industry shortage of installers right now.
- By 2011 there will also be a shortage of system designers, project managers and engineers.
- Recommendation to increase training and relevant curricula.
My guess is that most of these shortages and job opportunities will be created in Ontario, given the province’s Green Energy Act and progressive feed-in tariff program.