Funding Youth Internships in the Marine Renewable Energy Sector

February 10, 2022, Ottawa ON—Marine Renewables Canada and EHRC (Electricity Human Resources Canada) are pleased to announce a new partnership to support organizations in the marine renewable energy sector that are interested in providing employment opportunities for youth. The Discovering Potential program from EHRC facilitates the funding of organizations up to $25,000 per participant to develop skills and technical knowledge through internships and on-the-job training

Electricity and renewable energy employers who are looking to build resilience in their companies can use the Discovering Potential program to develop skills the sector needs now, then bridge them into employment through subsidized work placement. This hands-on opportunity also demonstrates to young workers how choosing a career in this sector can have an impact on building a clean energy world.

“By partnering with EHRC and sharing this program with our members, we are taking concrete steps to ensure the resilience of the marine renewables energy sector not only by inspiring youth, but by equipping them with the technical and workplace skills they need to succeed.” Elisa Obermann, Executive Director, Marine Renewables Canada.

“Marine Renewables Canada members are leaders in the Canadian energy sector. Their participation in this program will bring meaningful skills development opportunities to a range of youth who may otherwise not have seen themselves succeeding in this sector.” Michelle Branigan, CEO, Electricity Human Resources Canada.

For more information on EHRC’s Discovering Potential program or other ERHC resources, please contact

About Marine Renewables Canada
Marine Renewables Canada is the country’s tidal, offshore wind, wave and river current energy association representing technology and project developers, utilities, researchers, and the energy and marine supply chain. Since 2004, the organization has worked to advance the development of a marine renewable energy industry in Canada that can be globally competitive.

About ERHC
Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) is Canada’s most trusted source of objective human resources information and tools to help the Canadian electricity industry match workforce supply and demand. EHRC is a not-for-profit organization helping to keep the lights on in Canada by enabling a world-class workforce for the entire electricity industry.

Media Contacts

Karen Tremblay
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Electricity Human Resources Canada
613-235-5540 ext. 241
Elisa Obermann
Executive Director
Marine Renewables Canada


Discovering Potential is funded by Natural Resources Canada’s Science and Technology Internship Program, Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Science Horizons Youth Internship Program, and Economic and Social Development Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.