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Age Account: Workers and Industry

age account: Currently the industry is not as diverse as Canada as whole, with women accounting for only one in four employees and visible minorities just over one in 10, according to Vancouver Courier. It's also older than average Workers under age 25 account for fewer than one in 20 people. Almost 107,000 people are employed directly in the industry in Canada, from generation to power delivery. The demand for new workers is complicated by the fact many of the jobs require substantial training. Most of the new workers will be needed to replace the aging workforce, but the industry is also expanding as demand for power grows thanks to battery-powered electronics, electric cars and digital systems. These people are not trained in like three months or six months and ready to hit the ground running, said Branigan. ( As reported in the news.