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.
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;
- Optional workplace equity and cultural training to enhance the ability to attract and retain Indigenous talent across all levels of the organization
- A wage subsidy of 75%, up to $30,000 to support the youth's wages
Hosting an Indigenous youth intern
Each year, Generation Power accepts applications 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 75% of their salary covered, up to $30,000. Participants will be matched with employers based on their interests, qualifications, education, experience, skills, and location.
Applications are now OPEN!
Pathways of Involvement
There are two different pathways from which you can join the program:
- Youth-Led Pathway: you are interested in hiring Indigenous youth from the Generation Power program, and receiving the 75% wage subsidy.
- Match-Based Pathway: You already have an Indigenous youth that you want to hire, and you want to join the program in order to receive the 75% wage subsidy.
Employer 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 a 75% wage subsidy.
Match-Based Pathway. If you already have an Indigenous youth that you want to hire, we invite you both to join Generation Power. As an employer, you are eligible to receive a 75% wage subsidy up to $30,000.
The position must be clean-energy related, and the candidate must be new to the role. Generation Power can support a wage subsidy for the position for up to 12 months.
Training-Only Pathway (CANCELLED FOR 2023/2024 COHORT)- 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.
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 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 4-12 month period.
* We understand that issues do arise and we will work with employers through any challenges they face and make alternate arrangements where needed.
We encourage everyone interested to apply!
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 Kayla Nolan, Generation Power Co Manager.
There is no cost to apply to the Generation Power program. Employer equity training is free, but we ask that employers consider donating to our Indigenous youth-led training fund that will support future projects.
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. Applications are now OPEN!