resources canada: It's extremely critical, said Michelle Branigan, the CEO of the organization formed 15 years ago to address workforce concerns in the sector, according to CTV. Almost 107,000 people are employed directly in the industry in Canada, from generation to power delivery. A new report on the industry's labour needs from Electricity Human Resources Canada suggests at least 20,500 new workers will be needed in power plants and transmission systems before 2022. 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. The demand for new workers is complicated by the fact many of the jobs require substantial training. It's also older than average Workers under age 25 account for fewer than one in 20 people. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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