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Program Status

Start Date
April 1, 2021
End Date
March 31, 2025
  • Please note that the Discovering Potential Program is currently accepting applications. 

About the Program

Electricity Human Resources Canada’s (EHRC) Discovering Potential Program is Canada’s youth work placement initiative for the electricity industry, providing subsidies of up to $24,000 to employers who create relevant and meaningful internships or on-the-job training opportunities.

With these subsidies, employers can train tomorrow’s leaders, building their talent pool and strengthening our industry’s workforce.

Discovering Potential is funded by the Government of Canada’s Science and Technology Internships Program.

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Eligibility Requirements and Program Details

Eligibility is dependent on the participant, employer (organization-wide) and nature of employment.

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 Discovering Potential, you can contact us at the following:

Yoana Turnin
Program Manager, Careers and Education
613.235.5540 ext. 243

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Professional Skills Training Program

How Discovering Potential Supports Organizations & Youth

While technical and specialized knowledge is foundational for career success in electricity, organizations are also looking for candidates who demonstrate a high level of proficiency in professional skills such as active listening, social perceptiveness, and collaboration.

This course is provided to all Discovering Potential participants free of charge.

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Discovering Potential is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Science and Technology Internship Program.