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Indigenous? Female? Find work in the nuclear industry trades

“This great project gives participants the skills they need for good jobs in the clean nuclear energy sector as more tradesmen and women retire”



June 16, 2021 – Ontario is investing $500,000 to help train Indigenous and female workers for skilled trades careers in the province’s nuclear energy sector.

The one-year program—led by the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries and the First Nations Power Authority—will focus on opening doors for underrepresented groups to enter in-demand careers in skilled trades such as boilermaker, carpenter, electrician and welder.

“This great project gives participants the skills they need for good jobs in the clean nuclear energy sector as more tradesmen and women retire,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. “Their success will have a positive impact on the local economy, and provide meaningful jobs that support them and their families.”

During the program, participants will be trained in Bruce County, Grey County and Durham Region (with an available virtual training option). They will also have access to childcare supports, if needed, and subsidies of up to $3000 for travel and accommodation during this time. Job placements will then be in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties.

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Interested candidates can apply to the program by contacting:

Terrilynn.woods@ocni.ca

“First Nations Power Authority is excited about our foray into the Ontario electricity market and, more particularly, the small modular reactor technology marketplace,” said Guy Lonechild, president & CEO. “These occupations will help to build a stronger Ontario, a stronger Canada and together with our partners look to build towards a cleaner energy future.”



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