Wage Subsidy Programs

Electricity Human Resources Canada’s (EHRC’s) 2017 Labour Market Information (LMI) study found that the representation of younger workers (under 25 years) within the electricity sector (5%) is lower than the reported general workforce in 2016 (14%). It is also found that by 2022, the industry will need to recruit 20,578 new employees. In order to meet this demand, it is necessary to draw more young people into the industry.

Welcoming Newcomers

Welcoming Newcomers is a wage subsidy program and incentive for organizations to recruit professionally skilled, internationally trained workers. A four-month internship with a wage subsidy of up to 50%, or $10,000 maximum, is available to eligible organizations. Click below to find information about eligibility requirements and an overview of the process.

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Empowering Futures

EHRC’s Empowering Futures Program is Canada’s Student Work Placement Program for the electricity industry. Aimed at preparing students and first-year apprentices for the future of work, the program will create new work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in electricity by providing subsidies of up to $10,000 per student or apprenticeship position to the employers who create these new opportunities.


Discovering Potential


Thank you to all employers & participants


EHRC’s Discovering Potential program supports organizations providing youth participants with meaningful internships or on-the-job training opportunities that help them attain career skills and experience. The program can subsidize an internship, a training opportunity or a combination of both, up to a maximum of $25,000 per participant.

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