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Energize your future

So you’re wondering what you’re going to do with your life…

You want to have a job where you make a positive difference. Where there’s a real need for what you do. A job with a future. Think electric. Everyone depends on electricity. We all use it every day. That’s not going to change.

If you’re looking for a career where you make top dollar, where you can live just about anywhere and where there are plenty of opportunities, the electricity sector is for you. It offers dozens and dozens of different kinds of jobs with great pay and lots of room to advance.


Move up fast

The big population bubble of people born just after World War II, the Baby Boomer Generation, is starting to retire. That’s going to leave a big hole in the job market. You can be there to fill it.

The pros who are coming to the end of their careers need to pass on the torch. You can be sure that they want the power grid to keep working smoothly once they leave. Now is the time to benefit from their years of experience. They are ready to help you to understand all the ins and outs of your new job if you’re eager to learn. When the senior workers retire, you will be ready to advance!

Each time you advance in career level your salary goes up and so does your level of responsibility. You lead bigger and bigger teams and projects. You tackle increasingly complex problems. BC’s Electricity sector is always on the lookout for talented people who aren’t afraid to meet the challenge. People like you!


What’s in it for me?

  • Respect
    Bringing power to the people - it’s important. Look at how vulnerable folks feel when they’re stranded without electricity during a power outage. In the electrical sector, there is never any doubt that your work serves a useful purpose. Without you, everyone would be in the dark. Literally.

  • Opportunity
    You are unlikely to hear of massive layoffs in the electricity sector. That’s because electricity is a necessity…and because electricity is used everywhere, you’ll never be stuck in one place. With the right training and experience, you can move all over Canada or even the world.

  • Choices
    Are you good with your hands? A math whiz? A technology guru? A people person? No matter what flavour of person you are, there’s a job for you in electricity. The variety of jobs in the sector is simply astounding. And as the current workforce gets older the demand for skilled people keeps growing. Your options keep on multiplying.

  • Reward
    The electricity sector pays some of the best salaries out there. As you gain experience and move up to more senior positions, your pay will increase. Learning is important…if the skill set you have is a rare commodity, people will pay you more. What’s more, if you’re in a situation where you need to start making money today, there are lots of opportunities for apprenticeships that allow you to earn while you learn.

  • Coolness factor
    Imagine the rush of handling high voltage power, doing helicopter inspections of hydro lines or controlling millions of tons of water flow. The electricity sector offers all that and much, much more. And you get to play with the best toys: articulated bucket trucks, sophisticated high-tech equipment and massive engines and turbines. Not too many people can say that about their job!
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