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We help keep the lights on in Canada.

The electricity and renewable energy industry looks to us for practical solutions to human resource issues. We're its hub for workplace support, labour market intelligence, partnership opportunities and networking.

Here you'll find the resources you need to improve your business, better manage your workforce, or kickstart your career.

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Our Core Activities

Workplace Support

Workplace Support

For employers and employees

  • Succession planning
  • Knowledge management
  • Best practices
  • National occupational standards
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Labour Market Intelligence

Labour Market Intelligence

To improve your workforce

  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Reports
  • Best practices
  • Industry News
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Connecting & Convening

Connecting & Convening

To talent, employers and industry players

  • Working groups
  • Biennial conference
  • Industry gala
  • Webinars
  • High level meetings
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What are EHRC’s offerings and how do they help stakeholders?

EHRC is Canada's most trusted source of objective human resource information with tools, research, and resources to help the Canadian electricity industry. By providing a platform for industry needs, identifying ways to make Canadian businesses "best in class", and helping organizations prepare and mitigate workforce shortages, EHRC allows employers and employees to grow and remain innovative.


Electricity Human Resources Canada held its 2015 Awards of Excellence Luncheon on December 9th, 2015

This afternoon national event brought together business leaders and human resource professionals. Attended by employers, labour, education, and government representatives working for and with the sector, the aim of this event was to connect, convene and inspire the industry. The event included keynote speeches from Cathy Sprague (Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Bruce Power) and Mr. Bob Delaney (MPP Mississauga/Streetville, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy) and the presentation of this year's winners of EHRC's Awards of Excellence. These awards celebrated extraordinary achievements and gave national recognition to the champions of excellence who are making a positive and tangible impact on the workforce.

Winners include:

  • 2015 Innovation in HR – Education or Training Institution – Georgian College

  • 2015 Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Champion – Hydro One & Emera Newfoundland (2 Winners)

  • 2015 Emerging Leader – April Currey, PowerStream

  • 2015 Leader of the Year – Don MacKinnon, Power Workers' Union

    EHRC Announces 2015 EHRC Award of Excellence for Leader of the Year

    Ottawa, ON - November 26, 2015 - Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), Canada’s leading source for human resources research and tools for the Electricity and Renewable Energy Industry,  today announced that Mr. Don MacKinnon, President of the Power Workers’ Union, has won its Leader of the Year award.  Mr. MacKinnon will be honoured at EHRC’s 10th anniversary luncheon on December 9th in downtown Toronto, at the St. Andrew’s Club.

    Mr. Don Mackinnon will be honored at EHRC’s 10th anniversary luncheon with the largest industry players expected in attendance.  The event will also feature keynote speeches from Mr. Bob Delaney, MPP Mississauga-Streetsville, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and Ms. Cathy Sprague, Executive Vice President, Bruce Power.

    Full press release

    EHRC Announces Funding From Status of Women Canada To Develop Mentorship Model For Women In Electricity

    Ottawa, ON - April 23, 2015 - Today Hydro Ottawa hosted the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, along with Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament for Calgary – Centre, who announced Government of Canada funding for a project to increase opportunities for the advancement of women in the electricity sector.

    Electricity Human Resources Canada will develop and test a sustainable mentorship model that will help women advance in the electricity sector. The project will engage women working in the industry, who will identify the barriers to opportunities and advancement, as well as any gaps in programs and services. The organization will work with local colleges, and industry stakeholders including private companies, to develop a mentorship model that will be tested in Ontario and Manitoba. To learn more about the project and our partners click here.
    Press releases: Status of Women Press Release and EHRC Press Release