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Discovering Potential Program │ Electricity Human Resources Canada


Maximum of $25,000 per participant.


Discovering Potential Program supports employers who provide youth with green work experience through internships and on-the-job training. Positions in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and/or relating to electricity, renewable energy, environment, and natural resources can qualify.

Eligible Applicants

The placement organization (either an employer or training provider) must operate in one or more of the following areas:

  • Clean Energy Technology
  • Carbon and Climate Change Mitigation
  • Renewables/Green Energy
  • Energy Efficiency, fuel switching, and green building
  • Transmission, smart grid, energy storage
  • Sustainable development of non-renewable resources
  • Resource Conservation
  • Environmental Protection
  • Sustainable Planning/Urban Design
  • Alternative/Sustainable Transportation
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Green Services
  • Green Retail
  • Other sectors in the environmental economy

The placement organization must also be classified as one of the following:

  • Academic organization
  • Indigenous organization
  • Not-for-profit organization
  • Industry
  • Municipal, provincial or territorial government
  • Utility

To be eligible, the youth participant must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislations and regulations
  • Not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
  • Not currently enrolled in full-time post secondary studies
  • Currently un- or under-employed

Eligible Expenses

Internship Opportunities:
Employers may be eligible for a subsidy of up to 80% of a participant’s wages, to a maximum of $25,000 per participant.

Training Opportunities:
Training providers may be eligible for a subsidy of up to 100% of the training costs to a maximum of $25,000 per participant.

Deadline Date

  The program is no longer accepting applications.


Contact Name: Electricity Human Resources Canada

Phone Number: 613.235.5540

E-mail Address:


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