HRAI Ontario 2022 Budget Recommendations

HRAI is seeking input on the topics/issues that should be included in the HRAI 2022-2023 pre-budget submission to the Government of Ontario.

A budget submission provides an opportunity for the industry to give recommendations to the government as they begin to plan for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. These recommendations will urge the government to take action on issues of concern for our industry.

Through your participation, you are supporting efforts to create a more prosperous future for the HVACR industry in Ontario with reduced regulatory burden and supports for workforce development.

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* 1. Full Name

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* 2. Company Name

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* 3. Job Title

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* 4. Select the Association(s) you are a member of

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* 5. I support the inclusion of the following topic/recommendation:

Topic 1 - INTRODUCTION OF PROVINCIAL HOME AND BUILDING RETROFIT PROGRAM

The Government of Ontario should partner with the federal government to develop an incentive program for home owners and businesses to invest in retrofits to improve energy performance and reduce carbon emissions, including upgrades to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

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Topic 2 - FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS 

The Government of Ontario should ensure alignment of Federal and Provincial energy efficiency requirements.

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Topic 3 - FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL BUILDING CODE ALIGNMENT 

The Government of Ontario should align the Ontario Building Code with the National Building Code and commit to consistent code enforcement efforts.

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* 8. I support the inclusion of the following topic/recommendation:

Topic 4 - ELIMINATING MUNICIPAL HEATING CONTRACTOR LICENSING

The Government of Ontario should eliminate heating contractor licensing at the municipal level, as it is redundant to the existing system of provincial licensing under the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA).

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* 9. I support the inclusion of the following topic/recommendation:

Topic 5 - IMPROVING VENTILATION AND IAQ STANDARDS
 
The Government of Ontario should make investments in measures that would support improvements in IAQ and ventilation standards.

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* 10. I support the inclusion of the following topic/ recommendation:

Topic 5 - SUPPORTING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

The Government of Ontario should commit $5 million to support an HVACR workforce development plan that ensures an adequate supply of appropriately qualified industry personnel to meet the emerging needs resulting from of the shift to a low carbon economy.

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* 11. Rank the following issues from the most to least important to your business/organization

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* 12. Is there another topic/issue that you think should be included in this year's pre-budget submission?

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