June 8, 2021 – Saint-Eustache, Quebec
Contribution will help Canadian transportation industry become global leader in zero-emission vehicles
As it continues to address the impacts of COVID-19, the Government of Canada is laying the groundwork for a green recovery that will create new jobs, grow the middle class, cut pollution and build a cleaner future for everyone. To support that recovery, the government is investing to advance the electrification of transportation and become a global leader in manufacturing low- and zero-emission vehicles, products and technologies.
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of $15 million in the Nova Bus Transformation Project to help Nova Bus modernize its public transit buses, optimize them for electrification, and build other types of all-electric and battery-powered buses. The investment will also support Nova Bus in updating its manufacturing facilities in Saint-Eustache and Saint‑François-du-Lac, Quebec, and help maintain 1,118 full-time, well-paying middle-class jobs.
The Nova Bus Transformation Project will help make Canada’s transportation industry one of the most competitive in the world for the manufacturing of electric transit buses. It will also assist Nova Bus in becoming a leader in electric transportation, while allowing it to maintain its manufacturing footprint and expand its research and development investments here in Canada.
Making clean and affordable transportation available to Canadians is a key pillar of the government’s strengthened climate plan that will cut pollution, create jobs, grow the middle class and strengthen our communities.