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CRenewable energy installation anada has committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. To accomplish this goal, both businesses and workers need resources to successfully adapt to the emerging renewable energy economy.

This is why Iron and Earth has created the Net-Zero Pathways Program. The program has two major goals:

1. Provide Indigenous Peoples, fossil fuel, and other workers and their communities with access to training, upskilling, and internship opportunities in the renewable energy job sector.

2. Connect renewable energy employers with motivated workers to fill labour shortage gaps and expand business operating capabilities across Canada.


At Iron & Earth, we strive to empower workers to build and implement climate solutions. Doing so will allow Canada to create environmentally sustainable and socially prosperous communities.Rooftop solar installation Newfoundland and Labrador

Ultimately, NZP will enable self-identified and engaged Indigenous Peoples, fossil fuel workers, and their communities, to diversify their skills into a net-zero career. NZP programming provides one-on-one case management, employability soft skills teachings, and paid on the job training.

Employers host NZP participants over six-weeks of on-the-job training with wage subsidies paid directly to the employer, as well as wrap-around support and PPE. Participants will also have the support of Case Managers who will continuously engage with both them and their employer to encourage and support a fulfilling working relationship. 

Finally, NZP participants will have access to mentors and coaches, as well as other resources to help guide them as they move into their new careers, fully supported for success. 


Is your business in renewable energy and/or retrofitting? Are you currently working towards achieving Net-Zero and looking for candidates to help you reach your global climate targets? We can help!

  • Financial Incentives
  • Wage subsidies for up to 37.5 hours per week during a 6-week period.
  • Offsetting onboarding and administrative expenses.
  • Provide you with pre-screened candidates who share your vision of a sustainable future.
  • Offer candidate Employability Skills Training and employer-based training (e.g. ​​WHMIS)

Please fill out the Employer Participation Form to get started. For more information, please call 778-771-0852 or email  [email protected]


Is your organization interested in partnering with the NZP Program? We work with:

  • Employment/Career Services
  • Indigenous Services
  • Unions
  • Education/Training Providers
  • Government Organizations
  • and more!

Please fill out the Partner Participation Form to get started. For more information, please call 778-771-0852 or email [email protected]


Are you a fossil fuel, Indigenous, or skilled worker, and/or a member of an underserved community? Learn about renewable jobs as you get paid!
NZP offers:

  • Employability Skills Training 
  • Hands-on learning
  • Offset travel costs
  • Financial support
  • Career assistance
  • Mentorship 
  • Connection to employers

Please fill out the Participant Registration Form to get started or email [email protected] for more information.
You can see a list of our current on-the-job training opportunities in renewable energy here


This project 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.