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What is MAPPED?

MAPPED is the electricity industry's competency framework for determining mapping competencies across roles in the industry, and also supporting gap analysis for up-skilling for workers transitioning from one role to another. MAPPED is a dynamic software that provides a present-day snapshot of the skills and knowledge required (to work) in the electricity sector.

MAPPED is a dynamic software that provides a present-day snapshot of the skills and knowledge required in the electricity sector.

With EHRC’s MAPPED Electricity Competency Framework – the first of its kind in Canada – educators, employers, unions and policymakers are empowered with the up-to-date information needed to develop effective HR tools, resources, and relevant training programs.

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The Powerful Benefits:

  • 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.

Build a Powerful Workforce

The first of its kind in Canada!

Educators, employers, unions and policymakers alike are empowered with the up-to-date information needed to develop effective HR tools, resources, and relevant training programs grounded in competencies for the industry that were put together by the industry. The dynamic competency framework exists in a secondary web portal designed to house this information in a way that makes it more accessible. It can be manipulated to conduct gap analyses to identify training and upskilling to maximize workforce retention over time.

If accessing the secondary portal isn’t the right fit, EHRC competency specialists are also trained to do a needs analysis with potential clients and support them in building job descriptions, training plans or workforce development plans as appropriate for their need and their organization. Contact EHRC to unlock the power of the framework!



to keep up with our fast-paced economy

industries will need to transition their

existing talent to meet the needs of the

workforce of tomorrow


that’s why employers and educators must

nurture agility versatility and higher

ability in candidates entering the


or preparing to transfer their skills

between occupations

to support this electricity human

resources canada has developed a dynamic

competency framework in cooperation with

industry experts to provide a present

day snapshot of the skills and knowledge

required in the electricity sector

organized into three categories the

electricity competency framework

accounts for functional foundational and

management competencies required to

excel in the workplace

functional competencies outline the

technical skills required by employees

for specific job positions or roles

foundational competencies showcase those

that are universally shared amongst all

roles and occupations in the industry

management competencies establish the

skills required within various areas of

a business including project management

human resources and finance for

employers the framework supports the

identification of skills knowledge and

abilities required of new and existing

employees in the workplace the framework

is useful for eliminating the

duplication of effort across roles while

building consistent expectations across

the electricity workforce as a whole

for trainers and educators the framework

supports the identification of gaps in

both training and learning as well as

the development of relevant course


as the industry continues to rapidly

change and our power needs evolve

developing a strong workforce has never

been more important

our framework enables employers to

identify transferable skills conduct

long-term planning

and align employee skills with industry



leverage the power of the electricity

competency framework to facilitate

change in our evolving industry

to learn more about how the framework

can diversify elevate and transform your

workforce visit


Why Use the Framework?

Change is a constant throughout industries all around the world, and with this comes a constant evolution of skills! Empower educators, employers, unions and policymakers alike with the right tools to support employees and potential employees as they adapt, learn and grow along with the electricity industry.




around the globe change is a shared

constant and plays a thematic role

across industries and workforces with

electricity being no exception

electrification is fast replacing

technologies that use fossil fuels and

underpinning the progression towards net

zero greenhouse gas emissions generating

growth in the workforce and the

evolution of skills

designed to empower educators and

employers alike with the up-to-date

information they need to adapt to

industry evolution the electricity

competency framework supports the

development of effective hr tools

resources and or relevant training


from responsive job descriptions and

performance assessments for employers to

guidance on curriculum development for

educators these are just a few of the

many use cases the framework provides so

you can remain future ready

carry your employees and students to

success no lifting required

unlock the frameworks power today



Who Can Benefit from the Electricity Competency Framework?

Employers can use competencies to:

  • Identify relevant training for job levels.
  • Outline a structure for competency-based performance reviews.
  • Provide measures for performance required to meet organizational goals.
  • Analyze existing occupations to identify shared skills and opportunities.
  • Support effective employee selection based on competencies.
  • Build hiring criteria, on-the-job learning logs and records.

Educators & Policy Makers can use competencies to:

  • Access a current snapshot of skills and knowledge requirements for the entire industry, not just one occupation or role.
  • Identify competencies that are shared between occupations and can be taught across programs and curricula.
  • Develop training and curriculum that is reflective of current industry practice and emerging trends.
  • Conduct practical, skills-based assessments of learners throughout the training process.

Identifying Transferable Skills & Succession Planning

Using the competency framework, employers can identify transferrable skills across roles to identify how difficult it would be for individuals to transfer from one occupation to another in the same organization. Furthermore, the framework allows employers to identify the competencies that are required for upskilling for advancement into new roles – including supervision and management. Seeing this in real-time allows workforce planners to build out training programs in advance of need, and maximize investments and shared training costs across employees and departments or other organizational groups.




electricity is an innovative and rapidly

advancing industry

in order for organizations to remain

responsive to these changes it’s

important they mobilize strategies to

help them adapt

part of which involves identifying

transferable skills

through ehrc’s electricity competency


employers are able to assess skills that

are transferable within and across


armed with this knowledge they’re not

only empowered to develop effective

learning and training development plans

for employees

but also equipped to get transitioning

workers into their new roles faster

looking to ensure your talent pipeline

aligns with your succession planning the

framework can support this too by

providing concrete performance-based job

profiles according to specific roles

within your organization the

competencies provide a roadmap for

proactive succession planning it’s time

to carry your employees to success no

lifting required

unlock the framework’s power today

contact ehrc to learn how


Conducting Gap Analyses

The competency framework allows employers to understand where the gaps in competency exist in their workforce. It’s possible to compare an existing job description with the national occupational standard for a role to determine what additional training may be required to be considered fully competent in a given occupation.



as change continues to spark innovation

across the electricity sector

remaining future ready has never been

more important

for employers this means investing in

the development of workers competencies

and implementing a proactive approach to

identifying if and where there might be

gaps in skills or training

through the electricity competency

framework employers are able to compare

the skill sets of workers with a series

of competencies to identify gaps and

develop interventions to ensure required

skills are gained

not only does this lead to a workforce

that reflects the actual skills needed

within individual fields it also

facilitates training that supports

workers professional development

it’s time to carry your employees to

success no lifting required

unlock the framework’s power to meet

your current and future workforce needs

contact ehrc today

Access the Framework!

Free for EHRC Members!

A yearly subscription is free for EHRC members, and only $1,000 (plus tax) for non-EHRC members.

  • Create consistency across roles
  • Enhance employee retention
  • Improve succession-planning
  • Build a competency-based HR program

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