Workers in Transition
Workers in Transition is a wage subsidy and incentive program in which EHRC and employers in the electricity sector partner to attract top talent, with transferrable skills from different industries.
Growing the Electricity Sector
Concerns and goals in the industry are still dominated by labour demand issues in the power sector. As Canada moves towards net-zero, the need for qualified workers in the power sector is increasing.
With growing demand, labour demand will be fulfilled via different sources. Based on some initial research, transferrable skills in various other sectors that can be useful in the electricity sector. This EHRC wage subsidy program will be key in helping workers switch from their professions in the current industry into the electricity industry. Overall, the industry will grow and be able to take on the increasing demand in the coming years, with the movement towards Net Zero Emissions.
Workers in Transition is a wage subsidy and incentive program where EHRC and employers in the electricity sector partner to attract top talent, with transferrable skills from different industries.
Employers can receive up to $15,000 or up to 50% of the wages as well as combine the same with training and wrap around supports.
All placements must meet the following criteria:
– Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, person with refugee protection in Canada
– Legally able to work in Canada
– 15 years and older
– The placement must be completed by March 31, 2024
– Transitioning into the electricity/renewables sector for the first time (no prior experience)
Firms whose primary activity is one of the following:
– Primary activity is the generation, transmission, or distribution of electricity.
– Sector support including renewables in any of the following areas: R & D, business development, energy efficiency.
– Firms engaged in manufacturing of equipment and the provision of services necessary for generation, transmission, or distribution.
This program is funded in part by Employment and Social Development Canada