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Program Status

Start Date
November 15, 2023
End Date
March 30, 2028

About the Program

Electricity Human Resources Canada’s (EHRC) Destination Trade program is Canada’s third- or fourth-year apprentice work placement initiative for the electricity industry, providing wage subsidies of up to $5,000 to small to mid-sized employers who create Work opportunities and support the completion of apprentices’ Certificate of Qualification.

With these incentives, employers can offer more placement opportunities, building their talent pool and strengthening our industry’s workforce.

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Eligibility Requirements and Program Details

Eligibility is dependent on the participant, employer (size) and nature of employment.

Eligible construction / manufacturing Red Seal trades

Funding for Futures Placement Management Process

Employer submits application

Participant sends eligibility form

Processing time: up to 10 business days

Contract for successful placements signed by Employer, Participant and EHRC

Employer and Participant create a Learning Plan

Employer submits monthly claims for reimbursement

Employer completes evaluation survey

Participant completes evaluation survey

Funded placement ends

Additional Questions?


If you have more questions about Empowering Futures, you can contact us at the following:

Anita Gara
Project Manager
[email protected]

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Funding Acknowledgement

Destination Trade is Funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy