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Welcome to Electricity Human Resources Canada

Canada’s Electricity Industry - Powered by human potential

EHRC works to strengthen the ability of the Canadian electricity industry to meet current and future needs of its workforce.

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Improving our industry, together.

Alongside our members and partners, EHRC focuses on four priority areas to build a Canadian electricity workforce that’s diverse, safety-focused, and highly-skilled.

Electricity in Demand: Labour Market Insights 2023-2028

New evidence projected to 2028 highlights emerging human resource issues affecting Canada’s electricity sector. The study sets forth a road map and recommended strategies to harness the sector’s full potential and maximize its role in helping Canada achieve its carbon reduction objectives related to climate change impact.

Electricity in Demand: Labour Market Insights 2023-2028

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Labour Market

Canada’s Electricity Sector is a Pillar Of Economic Growth, Environmental Sustainability, And Individual Well-Being.

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Our Programs

EHRC hosts a variety of programs that align with our four key areas of focus within the electricity sector; Funding Accessibility, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Career Development and Labour Market Intelligence.

Greening a Generation Program

The Great Canadian Electricity Map

EHRC’s Great Canadian Electricity Map introduces youth to the innovative ideas, and people, driving Canada’s sustainable energy future. The map is seven by nine meters in size and rolls out across a gymnasium or equivalent size floor. It comes with teaching resources for teachers and facilitators to help people learn about the electricity sector. The map itself lays out Canada’s vast geography, electricity transmission system and major generating infrastructure in its geographic location across the country. Nuclear, hydro, wind, solar, natural gas and coal generating stations are all covered. There are even battery storage facilities and lithium mines on the map as well.

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Discovering Potential

Supporting employers who provide youth with green work experience through internships and on-the-job training.

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Empowering Futures

Canada’s Student Work Placement Program for the electricity industry, funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

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Welcoming Newcomers

A wage subsidy program and incentive for employers to recruit professionally skilled, internationally trained workers.

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Mentor Junction

A free, national tool from Electricity Human Resources Canada that can help build mentorships in the electricity sector.

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Destination Trade

Canada’s third- or fourth-year apprentice work placement initiative for the electricity industry.

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EHRC has a range of exciting programs for everyone.

We’re here to provide valuable resources, programs, and support to ensure that Canada’s electricity sector remains best-in-class.

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Commit to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The EHRC Leadership Accord

A public commitment by Canadian employers, educators, unions, associations and governments to advance, integrate and prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion in their organization’s policies, processes, culture, and workplace environment. It includes an accountability framework to ensure change occurs over time.

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MAPPED: The Electricity Competency Framework

MAPPED is a dynamic competency repository that provides a present-day snapshot of the skills and knowledge required in the electricity sector that HR and workforce planners can use to identify upskilling opportunities and transferrable skills across roles.

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The Powerful Benefits of the Electricity Competency Framework

  • Eliminates the duplication of task performance across roles within a company and across the industry.
  • Builds consistency in labour force expectations by defining industry-validated benchmarks for task performance.
  • Identifies transferable skills that individuals can take with them from other industries or positions within the electricity sector.
  • Standardizes performance and knowledge requirements to inform responsive training programs.

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Get Involved. Build the Future.

EHRC is Canada’s most trusted source of objective human resources information in the electricity sector. We invite all industry stakeholders to join us in keeping the lights on in Canada.

Become an EHRC Member

Join other leaders across Canada in becoming an EHRC member to access best-in-class resources and make sure your workforce stays safety-focused, innovative and inclusive.

Become a Member

If you’d like to know more about membership, partnership, and the ways you can collaborate with EHRC, contact:

Marie Mould
Senior Manager of Stakeholder Engagement
[email protected]
613.235.5540, extension 222.

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