SWPP Partner: 
Electricity Human Resources Canada

Program: Empowering Futures

STEM and business positions are supported - this is not specific to programs.

Who Qualifies: 

Organizations in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and supporting service organizations.

Requirements for Students:

Must be registered full-time in PSE, legally entitled to work in Canada, a Canadian, PR or refugee.

Wage Subsidies:

$5,000 - $7,000 

Does the employer need to have a candidate before hiring?

Check with SWPP contact for details. 

How to apply:

Complete the employer and participant application forms at: https://forms.electricityhr.ca/Participant-Information-Form and https://forms.electricityhr.ca/Employer-Eligibility-Assessment or if applying without a student for the renewable 30 day pre-approval - just complete the employer eligibility form. Next steps involve completing a learning plan online and an online bank transfer document. 

Additional Information:

For more details on EHRC's Student Work Placement Program visit: www.electricityhr.ca/empowering-futures.    

CEWIL SWPP Contact:

  • Bob Eichvald – York University (U)
  • Tony Slade - College of the North Atlantic (C)

2019 Webinar: EHRC

EHRC hosted a webinar on October 23 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM ET. Mark Chapeskie, Director of Programs and Development provided a comprehensive overview of Empowering Futures, which serves as a student work placement program for the electricity industry. The webinar has been recorded and posted here for anyone who was not able to attend.

Click here for the presentation slides in English and here for French.

Click here for an overview of EHRC in English and here for French

Click here for a guide to WIL in the electricity industry in English and here for French

Click here for some information in English on the impact of Empowering Futures and here for French

Click here for information for academic institutions in English and here for French

Click here for information for industry in English and here for French

Click here for information for students in English and here for French

Click here for an overview in English of the skills promoted by Empowering Futures and here for French

2018 Webinar: EHRC