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The electrical field is gaining high demand in response to a number of factors: increased construction work (residential and commercial) in the province of Ontario and other provinces, an aging population and the shortage of skilled workers.
Employers indicate that over 17% of the 75,000 existing workforce will be eligible for retirement in the next five years, and 37% of the workforce will be eligible by 2014. Based on retirement estimates, the sector will need 9,000 people in technical positions in the next five years. (…)