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Become an Employer

Are you interested in being an employer participant in the Generation Power program?

Help shape the clean energy economy and our shared future by welcoming a young Indigenous leader into your organization for a work placement! They will become a valuable member of your team while you assist them in their career development.

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You are the right fit for Generation Power if you: 

  • Have an appreciation of ancestral history, legacies, and teachings;
  • Have experience or interest in attracting and retaining Indigenous talent; 
  • Are willing to explore and learn about workplace inequities and are open-minded to exploring new ways of engaging Indigenous communities;
  • Open to a relationship with ICE and prepared to profile your organization's involvement with Generation Power.

By being an employer participant in the Generation Power Program, you will gain:

  • Access to young Indigenous talent to fill workforce demands;
  • Coaching to facilitate successful youth work placements;
  • Workplace equity and cultural training to enhance the ability to attract and retain Indigenous talent across all levels of the organization

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Hosting an Indigenous youth intern

Each year, Generation Power seeks expressions of interest from clean energy employers in Canada that can provide supportive, educational, and meaningful work placements for Indigenous youth participants. 

Youth participants will be invited to select organizations for 4 to 12-month work placement, with 80% of their salary covered. Participants will be matched with employers based on their interests, qualifications, education, experience, skills, and location.

Expressions of interest to host an Indigenous intern are accepted every year from April to June.  

Pathways of Involvement

There are 3 different pathways from which you can join the program:  

Employer-led Pathway. As an employer, you have the opportunity to join Generation Power's comprehensive workplace equity training. This training will empower and further develop your capacity to lead and contribute to more a equitable and culturally aware workplace, build the ability to attract and retain Indigenous talent in your workplace, and advance the potential for positive work placements for Indigenous youth. You will also learn about energy through an Indigenous lens, including current Indigenous leadership in the clean energy sector. Through this training, you will be granted access to the ICE network, and Generation Power culture and leadership events. Additionally, if you'd like there is the opportunity to hire an Indigenous youth through the program and receive an 80% wage subsidy. 

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Match-based Pathway. If you already have an Indigenous youth that you want to hire for your workplace, we invite you both to join Generation Power. You as an employer and the Indigenous youth will gain access to Generation Power training, mentorship, culture, and leadership events, as well as the ICE Network. Furthermore, if you enroll in Generation Power's workplace equity training, you are eligible to receive an 80% wage subsidy for hiring Indigenous youth at your workplace.

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Training-only Pathway. You can join the Generation Power Program and have access to the employer equity training. This training will empower and further develop your capacity to lead and contribute to more a equitable and culturally aware workplace, build the ability to attract and retain Indigenous talent in your workplace, and advance the potential for positive work placements for Indigenous youth. You will also learn about energy through an Indigenous lens, including current Indigenous leadership in the clean energy sector. Through this training, you will be granted access to the ICE network, and Generation Power culture and leadership events. 

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Commitments

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The Generation Power Program is not a passive experience. Employer participants should have a vested interest in advancing toward a more sustainable and equitable energy future for all and actively engage in the program by sharing their skills, knowledge and experience. We also expect employers to be committed to reconciliation and be willing to develop a proactive Indigenous recruitment, training, and skills development plan. Employers who are chosen to be a part of this program are open to establishing a relationship with ICE and to come to the program with an open mind, humility, grace and a positive outlook. 

Those selected for the program will need to commit for a 12-month period, and over the 1-year Program, employers must participate in:

  • 1 week-long Cultural Land Camp: January 23-27, 2023.
  • Employer Equity Online Training: October 2022 - March 2023.
  • Completion Ceremony (dates to be determined).
 * We understand that issues do arise and we will work with employers through any challenges they face and make alternate arrangements where needed.

Timeline

Applications Accepted

April 25 - July 15, 2022

Shortlisted Applicants Are Interviewed

July 25 - August 5, 2022

Successful Applicants Are Notified

August 2022

First Day of Generation Power

October 2022

Energy Futures Training & Employer Equity Training

October 3, 2022 – Mar 31, 2023

Cultural Land Camp

January 23 - 27, 2023

Internship/Deep Dive Modules

Sept 2022 - Aug 2023

Completion Ceremony

TBD

Apply!

We accept 20 employer participants per year. We encourage everyone interested to apply. There is no cost to apply or participate in the Generation Power program for employer participants. Employer equity training is free, but we ask that employers consider donating to our Indigenous youth-led training fund that will support future projects.

We realize that making a decision to apply can be a big one. In order to help you make your decision, we are happy to talk with you about any concerns you may have. Email Emily Hutchinson, Generation Power’s Program Coordinator.

If you are ready to advance your organization with regards to Indigenous inclusion and leadership, cultural awareness, and take steps toward a more sustainable and equitable energy future, apply now!

*Applications for the 2022-23 cohort are now CLOSED*

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Interested in the Program but have more questions before you apply? Check out our FAQ on the wage subsidy. If you still have questions, contact us!

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