The development of the Resource Kit for Hiring and Retaining Internationally Trained Workers for the Canadian Electricity and Renewables Sector was made possible by the participation and support of the following:

The Internationally Trained Workers (ITW) Project Steering Committee:

Lynn Meloney

HR Specialist – Learning and Development
Emera Utility Services
Project Chair


Farah Alexis

HR Consultant
Hydro One


Nirav Patel

Manager, Recruitment Solutions and Diversity
Ontario Power Generation


Kevin Joseph

Project Manager
Electricity Human Resources Canada


Shirley Smirle

Senior Advisor
NHQ – Foreign Credentials Referral Office
Citizenship and Immigration Canada


Michelle Branigan

Chief Executive Officer
Electricity Human Resources Canada


Norm Fraser

Chief Operating Officer
Hydro Ottawa
EHRC Chair


Research Consultants:

Graybridge Malkam 

Sara Delaney

Prince Ehoro

Denise McLean


In addition, we would like to acknowledge the generous time and support of the employers and internationally trained workers, immigrant-serving agencies, professional associations, educational institutions, unions and other key stakeholders who were consulted as part of the development of this Resource Kit.