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

About the Program

EHRC’s Labour Market Intelligence Report

Starting with a national labour market survey of employers and educators, the Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) Report provides a complete analysis of the current state of the electricity sector labour market including national and provincial breakdowns; DEI statistics; trend analysis; etc. Workforce planners can use the data to plan for the future, recognizing that the time-to-competence for most roles is five years so planning for the sector is critical to ensure we have the workforce needed to maintain grid reliability over the medium to long-term.

Explore LMI Resources

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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

What Careers Are There in the Electricity Sector?

According to EHRC’s 2017 to 2022 Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) Report, employment in the sector is anticipated to grow by 2%, which translates to over 20,500 new employees needed in that time.

From design to construction to engineering, there are a wide variety of jobs across the sector to fit your skills and interests! Explore a selection of career options below to learn more about each one.

Explore Career Profiles

Explore Job Opportunities

Peruse the websites of electrical utilities and renewable energy contractors to explore job opportunities or to upload your resume. Check out Magnet for current opportunities offered by our industry members and partners.

Browse the Job Board

Processing time: up to 10 business days

Contract for successful placements signed by Employer, Participant and EHRC
Programmes de subventions salariales

Les programmes de subventions salariales créent des occasions d’emploi qui ne seraient pas accessibles autrement, en particulier au sein des petites entreprises. Le programme Découverte de potentiels de RHIEC peut subventionner des stages ou des formations pour les jeunes dans le sous-secteur de l’énergie et des technologies vertes. Si vous envisagez d’entrer dans ce sous-secteur innovant, vous devriez en informer votre futur·e employeur·euse.

Employer submits monthly claims for reimbursement

Employer completes evaluation survey

Enroll in the Professional Skills Training Program

Complete the EHRC Professional Skills Training Program to develop more skills and knowledge that our employers value most.

Professional Skills Training Program


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.