Become an Instructor with Iron & Earth

Oil workers have helped build Canada’s prosperity. It’s only fair we should help them hone new skills for the future. Become an instructor with Iron & Earth so that workers are ready to be part of the renewable energy economy. 

Apart from our work to bring a fair and equitable energy transition to the attention of politicians and policy makers, Iron & Earth believes in bringing about change through action. That includes bringing training and climate solutions to communities who are interested in developing solar or wind projects. 

To make that training possible we need experienced tradespeople to train workers in their own communities. People like Jason Courtepatte who was the lead instructor when we partnered with  Maskwacis Cultural College for a solar and wind turbine installation, or Devin Keats and Brett Ziter who helped five trainees install solar power generation systems in Nunatsiavut. Trainees like Shawn Hubbard learned a lot through our programs and are poised to take what they have learned and apply it to the renewable energy sector. 

We are ramping up our training and installation initiatives significantly this year and an important element is our network of instructors who have the skills to deliver our solar and wind energy-focused rapid upskilling programs across Canada. That means Iron & Earth needs more trainers and someone to train the trainers!

We are delivering our Train the Trainer program in April and May to grow our instructor network!

Participation in Train the Trainer and subsequent program instructor roles are paid contract positions and we are accepting applications from across Canada.  

Send an email expressing your interest to and visit our Careers page to learn more this and other opportunities with Iron & Earth. 




This blog is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.




Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.