A new sustainable energy agreement between the United Kingdom and Canada will make the UK more competitive in the green energy market, which has been experiencing a significant boom in recent times, says Joseph Boll, EcoCareers CEO. His comments come as the governments of the two countries established the Critical Minerals Statement of Intent and Dialogue just this month. The agreement is expected to encourage economic growth and job creation within the green economy over the next few years.
EcoCareers is an online jobs board and resource website for all jobs in sustainability, whether traditional green jobs like solar panel technicians or environmental scientists to jobs in industries that are newer to sustainability, like fashion and manufacturing. EcoCareers seeks to connect employers, hiring managers and HR personnel in the green sector with jobseekers and the top talent in their respective industries.
Boll noted that the renewable energy market has been growing significantly, particularly in the United States. The USA’s labour market is already struggling to keep up with the rapid rate of expansion in the green economy, and thanks to its Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed last August, even thousands more jobs in renewable energy are likely to come on stream in the coming months alone.
“There had been some concern that the UK could be falling behind in this developing sector that’s just loaded with economic potential,” said Boll. “Organisations like RenewableUK have proposed solutions to help ensure the UK remains on the cutting edge of this field, and now this Statement and Dialogue will likely help us to keep up and stay competitive in this emerging global market.”
In fact, data from the UK government underscored that Canada is actually the UK’s 13th largest export partner, “with UK companies exporting £14.1 billion worth of goods and services to Canada in the 12 months to September 2022”.
As such, Boll said, “If this agreement is successful, it will create huge economic opportunities for UK businesses, and hundreds of job opportunities for job seekers looking to join the green economy. EcoCareers is certainly looking forward to a fruitful outcome, and we remain ready to help connect employers and job seekers in renewable energy as the expected job expansion comes to pass.”