Sector Research

Research informs everything that Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) provides to the electricity sector, and this research is an asset to industry as well. Equipped with objective data, employers can get a clearer picture of labour market challenges and can make more informed decisions to address them.

Labour Market Intelligence Studies

The Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) Program is an ongoing initiative of the electricity labour market in Canada which includes our 2008 and 2011 studies (plus the 2012 update report) and our latest 2017-2022 Workforce in Motion LMI.

Workforce in Motion: LMI 2017-2022

EHRC’s latest labour market intelligence  research initiative, Workforce in Motion, has gathered information on workforce demographics, labour supply and demand gaps, human resource needs, and post-secondary training. It includes supporting documents that give regional focus to labour markets, as well as special perspectives for employers, educators, labour, and government.

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Workforce Transitions: LMI for Alberta’s Energy Sector 2017-2022

Workforce Transitions reports on a study undertaken by EHRC and funded by the Government of Alberta. It examines the labour market needs of the province’s electricity sector, including its hiring projections, renewable integration, and the impact of innovation on the skills of the future workforce.

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Renewing Futures

EHRC made Renewing Futures for anyone with a stake in the renewable energy workforce. The goal was to develop the first comprehensive look at human resources in the renewable energy sector in Canada.

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LMI Innovation & Gender

These forthcoming research projects will examine two major aspects of Canada’s electricity sector:

  • The effects of digitization and automation on the electricity sector, predicting skills requirements needed for future careers.
  • Seeking to understand why there are not more women in leadership within the electricity sector.
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Power in Motion: LMI 2010-2016

Power in Motion provides employers, educators, regulators and policy makers an in-depth understanding of the human resource challenges that were affecting the sector from 2010-2016. It includes recommendations in mitigating the effects of a rapidly changing labour market—recommendations which are still relevant to ongoing challenges in the sector.

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Powering up the Future: LMI 2007-2012

In 2008 EHRC—in partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)—commissioned a LMI study of Canada’s electricity sector to better determine the gap between labour supply and demand. Powering up the Future focused on the number of workers that were required in 15 key critical occupations, and where those workers could be found. It also explored factors currently impacting the sector; such as technological changes, aging infrastructure and an increasing demand for energy.

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