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EHRC Background

Helping Keep the Lights on in Canada

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) is all about human resources in Canada’s electricity industry.

We’re an Ottawa-based not-for-profit with Canada-wide reach. We’re an enabler, a research hub, a convener and an active partner.

Industry players–from business, government, academic institutions and organized labour– use our products and services to make informed decisions and manage their organizations more effectively.

Above all, we provide evidence-based solutions to the challenges facing the electricity industry.

We’re proud to say that we help keep the lights on in Canada.


Electricity is one of Canada’s essential utilities. More than 100,000 Canadians are involved in generating, transmitting and distributing it. Their work powers homes and businesses across the country, fuelling everything from light bulbs, cell phones and refrigerators to water treatment plants and road vehicle assembly lines.

However, in the face of changing demographics and technology, the industry’s highly skilled workforce needs to grow and adapt. By meeting these challenges, the industry can secure Canada’s long-term electricity supply.

EHRC works to strengthen the ability of the Canadian electricity industry to meet current and future needs for their workforce – one that is highly skilled, safety-focused, diverse and productive..


  • Conduct and disseminate valuable research about human resources in Canada’s electricity industry.
  • Help the industry create and sustain a skilled and diverse labour force.
  • Promote awareness of career and employment opportunities in the industry.
  • Develop partnerships that better enable the industry to meet its human resources needs.
  • Canada’s most trusted source of objective human resource information with market information and tools to help the Canadian electricity industry. It provides a platform for industry needs, identifying ways to make Canadian businesses “best in class.” Industry matches workforce supply to demand, allowing employers and employees to grow and remain innovative. This improves the quality of service to all Canadians.