February 11, 2022
Skilled trades workers have always had to travel for work – that’s why we’re called journeypeople. But sometimes the costs associated with having to travel for work make it impossible to go.
Unlike many careers, jobs in the construction industry are cyclical meaning projects are built in different locations at different times, requiring skilled trades workers to travel away from home. When traveling, the costs of gas, accommodation and food can prove too expensive to go to work. Costs associated with traveling to where the work is, when not covered by an employer, should be tax deductible, and right now, they’re not.
Tell the Federal Government to follow through on their campaign commitment and implement a skilled trades workforce mobility tax deduction for out-of-pocket expenses when travelling for work.
As of the 2021 election, all three major federal parties have said they support tax fairness and a tax deduction to help Canada’s skilled trades workers. So let’s not waste time.
With the 44th Parliament now in session, write to your Member of Parliament asking them to support the implementation of legislation to make this change now.
Go HERE for the CBTU brief on the issue
Go HERE to join the campaign