Labour demand shortages across the electricity sector continue to dominate industry concerns and priorities. Canada’s electricity sector requires more skilled workers in the electricity industry as our nation charts a path to net-zero.
Newcomers to Canada represent a significant and highly motivated talent force with the will, skills and competencies to fill key positions and strengthen workforce diversity. This new EHRC program will be instrumental in helping newcomers achieve timely employment with the benefit of job readiness and job search skills.
Welcoming Newcomers is a wage subsidy program and incentive for employers 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 employers. Below you will find information about eligibility requirements and an overview of the process, as well as the forms to complete to pursue this opportunity.
Our goal is to accelerate the electricity sector’s workforce integration of highly skilled newcomers by generating 100 foreign-trained newcomer participants. Funding will be provided to the first employers who apply and meet the eligibility requirements. We encourage employers to act swiftly – competing industries are actively recruiting from this newcomer talent pool.