Filling the void
According to the Conference Board of Canada, external link, opens in new window, there will be a need for more than 150,000 workers per year to carry out the renewal and modernization of Canada’s electricity system between now and 2030. These roles will require advanced technical and analytical skill sets. Electricity Human Resources Canada estimates, external link that 20,000 new employees will be needed for the electricity sector by 2022. This is the equivalent of 20 per cent of the current workforce. 86 per cent of these will be required to replace retiring employees and 14 per cent to meet expansion demand. Meanwhile, a recent report by Clean Energy Canada, external link, opens in new window found that around 160,000 new jobs will be created in clean energy alone over the next decade.
In order to help address the projected shortage of workers in the electricity industry and in response to the growing demands of the sector, the Centre for Urban Energy has developed a suite of educational programs and professional development opportunities. Our courses, workshops and seminar series are tailored to those already in the energy industry looking to advance into management or leadership roles or those hoping to break into the industry. They are always innovative, forward-looking and led by high-calibre experienced industry instructors.
- To help decide which program is right for you, please download this PDF fileCUE comparison chart.
Bespoke seminars and workshops
CUE also offers bespoke seminar and workshop series customized to meet companies’ own particular needs and hosted at the workplace. If you would like to learn more, please fill out the form below and a member of our team will get back to you.