Participate in EHRC 2017-2022 Labour Market Information Study

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February 22, 2018

This ongoing study provides industry with information on the most up-to-date issues and statistics affecting the electricity sector and the subsequent implications for the demand-supply gap.

The study is an update to EHRC’s 2011 “Power in Motion,” which provided electricity companies with concrete, actionable steps to help them address HR challenges on a number of different fronts. As part of its next iteration, Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) is asking industry stakeholders to complete a survey on the number of employees by occupation within their organizations, and areas of expected employment growth.

Completing the survey requires a unique access code, which can be obtained by contacting Sheila Harper, Senior Analyst at Malatest directly at 1-877-665-6252 (extension 224) or s.harper@malatest.com. An online version is available for completion until March 31, 2018.

EHRC anticipates that several industry specific factors will result in rapidly-changing labour-force requirements over the next five years: 

  1. 1. expected accelerated growth in renewable energy key sub-sectors
  2. 2. transformation from “legacy systems” to the “next generation” of infrastructure that will expand, replace and refurbish most of Canada’s electricity infrastructure by 2030
  3. 3. continued high retirement rates of baby boomers
  4. 4. heightened focus on carbon reduction and energy efficiency initiatives

    It is anticipated that this research project will generate and provide the following outcomes:

  • statistically rigorous current labour supply and demand information for the industry suitable for use in a regulatory environment
  • essential planning information to industry stakeholders, including employers, labour, education and regulators, that adheres to current industry standards in a North American and global context
  • occupational forecast data that provides career seekers, career development providers, educational institutions and training providers with jurisdiction specific information to support and inform decision making
  • greater use of workforce planning methods by industry members
  • jurisdiction specific information that identifies critical occupations impacted by policy change and/or technology growth

If you or your know of someone in your organization who should be on EHRC’s outreach list, contact EHRC Project Manager Julia Aitken, aitken@electricityhr.ca. For on the program, visit: http://electricityhr.ca/labour-market-intelligence/

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