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Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) is proud to launch the Connected Women Mentorship Program.

Connected Women is a national mentorship program designed for women interested in working in or already working in technical and/or trades occupations in the electricity and renewable energy sector.

Who is the Program for?

The program is targeted towards women currently working in trade and non-traditional jobs in the electricity sector, as well as those studying in industry related trades, technical or engineering programs.

Who can be a Mentor and Mentee under the Program?

To qualify as a mentor, the individual should have at least four (4) years’ experience working in the sector. This is to help ensure that the mentor has a solid grounding on what it is like working in the sector and will be able to provide advice and insight on a wide range of topics. Mentors can be female or male.

Mentees can enter the Program from two streams - those already working in the sector who are looking for support as they navigate their careers OR those studying in an electricity-related field or apprenticeship program and would like professional guidance as they look to begin their career in the sector. Mentees must be female.

Ensuring Program success

It is important for mentees to understand that the Program is driven by your engagement – your level of participation will ultimately impact the success of the relationship. This is a formal Program with the expectation that there will be at least 4-6 meetings over a 6 month period. Only those willing to commit and invest their time should apply.

Within the Program mentees will have the ability to request a specific mentor. It is important to emphasize, however, that some mentors are highly sought after therefore it is strongly suggested that you clearly articulate the rationale for being chosen within your application form. Mentors will be basing their decisions on what you have included in this section of the application as well as the application overall.

For more information or to learn more about the Program please email

We would like to give special thanks to Career Skills Incubator (CSCI) who worked with EHRC to make this portal possible.


At present, women represent only 25% of the electricity workforce. In the trades, that number is much lower, less than 5%. This national program was developed to provide women with mentoring opportunities that will help them to enter and advance within the industry, while helping utilities solve their pending labour shortage challenges.

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