Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) works closely with educators across the country to ensure a steady transition for students from learning into careers. In our convening role, we’re able to facilitate dialogue between employers, unions, government and educators. By being proactive in these discussions, we’re better able to align industry with education and keep our labour force in appropriate supply with world-class skills.
We conduct regular, sector-wide research on Canada’s electricity workforce, as well as periodical special research initiatives with a provincial, sub-sector, or special focus. All of these research initiatives can help post-secondary institutions develop better academic programs, meet industry needs, and ensure that students are hired upon graduation.Learn More
EHRC has assembled an Academic Advisory Group to solicit input from a diverse group of stakeholders representative of Canada’s educational landscape. The Academic Advisory Group generously provides their time and insight to ensure that our educational programs are in line with provincial standards and curriculum.Learn More
What will distinguish one new graduate versus another is work experience. Fortunately, this is something students can acquire even will they’re still in school through Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) placements. WIL placements include co-ops, internships, field placements, etc. EHRC is subsidizing companies creating new WIL placements through its Empowering Futures program.Learn More
EHRC collaborates with industry experts to develop National Occupation Standards (NOS) and Essential Skills Profiles (ES Profiles) for electricity and renewable careers. National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Essential Skills Profiles (ES Profiles) are inventories for the skills, competencies, and knowledge required to perform competently in a specific job. Educators can use these resources to inform their curricula, and help graduates be better prepared for the workforce after graduation.Learn More