The Renewing Futures was a major human resources (HR) research study to assess the capacity of Canada’s skilled workforce to meet the labour requirements of projected additions to electricity related renewable energy (RE) systems.
Renewing Futures provides crucial data on the impact of renewable electricity growth on labour markets and key occupations across the country. The study included over 400 representatives from wind, solar, bioenergy, geothermal, marine/tidal, small and large hydro, as well as, transmission, storage and distribution industries. The research provides crucial data on the impact of renewable electricity growth on labour markets and key occupations across the country. The resulting human resources report and strategic plan covers training programs, regulations and government policies, certification, interprovincial mobility, retirements, retention and sector specific specializations. And a technology report that identifies future growth in renewable electricity operations and development, describing the most likely technologies to be installed across the sectors in each Province.