The Empowering Futures Program is Canada’s Student Work Placement Program for the electricity industry. Aimed at preparing students for the future of work, the program will create new work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in electricity by providing subsidies of up to $7,500 per student position to the employers who create these new opportunities.
Empowering Futures continues to provide wage subsidies during COVID-19 with additional flexibility to program restrictions. Employers, please see here for the latest updates as of May 26, 2021. Employers are encouraged to follow all health and safety guidelines at this time to ensure student workers remain safe on job sites.
Empowering Futures Testimonials
We’ve collected stories from across Canada, from both employers and students, about how Empowering Futures is building the workforce of tomorrow.
Eric, CIO at Spark Power
Jon, Field Manager at Hydro One
Nirav, HR Director at Ontario Power Generation
Zoee, Electrical Engineering Student
Tristan, Nursing Student
Natalie, Chemical Engineering Student
Alyssa, Business Finance Student
Abine, Environmental Sciences Student
The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)
The Student Work Placement Program gives post-secondary students across Canada paid work experience related to their field of study.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program.