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Funding and resources for employers to recruit and retain internationally trained workers for workplace opportunities in the electricity sector.
Welcoming Newcomers is actively accepting applications from employers hiring newcomers to Canada into their workplaces.
Labour demand shortages across the electricity sector continue to dominate industry concerns and priorities. Canada’s electricity sector requires more skilled workers as our nation charts a path to net-zero.
Newcomers to Canada represent a significant and highly motivated talent force with the will, skills and competencies to fill key positions and strengthen workforce diversity. This new EHRC program will be instrumental in helping newcomers achieve timely employment with the benefit of job readiness and job search skills.
A wage-subsidy of up to 50%, or $10,000 maximum, for the cost of first few months onboarding is available to eligible employers. Below you will find information about eligibility requirements and an overview of the process, as well as the forms to complete to pursue this opportunity.
Our goal is to accelerate the electricity sector’s workforce integration of highly skilled newcomers by generating 100 foreign-trained newcomer participants. Funding will be provided to the first employers who apply and meet the eligibility requirements. We encourage employers to act swiftly – competing industries are actively recruiting from this newcomer talent pool.
Eligibility is dependent on each specific participant and the specific employer. For answers to questions not seen below, please email Dragana Mrdjenovic with your company name, phone number and specific query.
Participants are eligible if they meet the following criteria:
Employers are eligible if they meet the following criteria:
EHRC is grateful for the support of the following organizations on the steering committee for this project.
Dean, International Education & Development
Hire Immigrants Ottawa
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead
Director of Career Services & Work Integrated Learning
Vice President, People and Culture
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Foreign Credential Recognition Program.