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.

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.

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Welcoming Newcomers

Welcoming Newcomers is a wage subsidy program for organizations to recruit immigrants who arrived in the past 10 years in the amount of $10,000 for up to 50% of salary. This funding is available for organizations in electricity and supporting sector. Click below to find full information about eligibility requirements and overview of the process.


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Empowering Futures

Critical labour gaps in Canada’s electricity sector point to the importance of hiring new talent and opening doors for students and first-year apprentices.

EHRC’s Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) indicates that the representation of younger workers (under 25 years) within the electricity sector (5%) is below the general workforce (14%), and the need to recruit 20,578 new employees (2022 data).

To meet this critical demand, it is vital that we draw more young people into our industry.

Act now to access up to $10,000 for hiring a first-year apprentice.

Access Empowering Futures for:

Students | Apprentices

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Discovering Potential

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 $24,000 per participant.

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