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The energy sector is facing an enormous challenge with an aging workforce that risks impeding exciting growth opportunities for Canada’s energy sector. Many of the baby-boomer generation have retired or are preparing to retire in the coming years. In addition, the energy industry has a skills gap challenge as emerging technologies are rapidly changing as the industry evolves with decarbonization and increased sustainability taking priority.
Without a capable, skilled, and diverse workforce, the energy sector’s ability to grow is compromised.
Energy Works Career Expo – 2-day programming will focus on three core pillars to help engage companies hiring in the energy sector to individuals seeking to build a successful and exciting career for the future.
Implementing New Strategies to Attract and Retain Workers
Listen to which energy companies are placing utmost importance on the next generation by actively succession planning and creating strategies for knowledge transfer. Discover what formal programs are being put in place to challenge the retirement exodus and replace with younger workers. Explore what governments are doing to encourage skilled immigration.
Hiring for the Energy Transition
Find out who is hiring in the Canadian energy sector that is prioritizing growth in new projects including decarbonization, CCUS and Hydrogen projects. What new skill sets will be in the highest demand as the energy sector continues to evolve? Learn from meeting the companies that are actually leading the exciting energy transformation underway in the Canadian market, ask questions and advance your knowledge towards your next career move!
Taking Diversity and Inclusion Seriously and Authentically
Hear from organizations that are putting the worker first, focusing on a cultural revolution that is listening to what people want. Diversity and inclusion will be at the forefront, as well as navigating new challenges including flexible working hours and work-from-anywhere. Companies that are breaking the mold by hiring more women than ever before in leadership roles will be showcased, as well as companies putting a priority on Indigenous hires.
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