SaskPower
An employee works at SaskPower's Shand Power Station, located near Estevan, SK  

Recognized as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why SaskPower was selected as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2021):

  • As part of the organization's health benefits plan, SaskPower offers a generous flexible spending account, allowing employees to select additional coverage options that best suit their personal needs (to an annual max of 3.32 per cent of salary or $3,000, whichever is greater)
  • SaskPower honours exceptional performance through a recently launched "PROPS" recognition platform, which awards points to employees for long-service milestones, safety awards, and peer-to-peer recognition (points can be redeemed for a catalogue of products)
  • SaskPower provides maternity leave top-up payments to new mothers (to 100 per cent of salary for up to 17 weeks) and also offers academic scholarships for employees with older children, up to $1,500 per child interested in post-secondary studies
SaskPower employees set up equipment for the transmission line between Moose Jaw and Swift Current, SK  

Highlights

Industry Electric power generation
Established in Canada 1929
Major Canadian hiring locations Nipawin SK, Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Prince Albert SK, Estevan SK, Coronach SK, Weyburn SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,398
Part-time employees in Canada 111
Average age of employees in Canada 43.2 years
Longest serving employee 54.75 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why SaskPower was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

  • SaskPower hires engineering interns for eight to 16 month periods through the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina, and provides work placements in partnership with a number of educational institutions, including SIIT, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and Parkland College (to name a few)
  • Through the power engineering student program, participants can preview a future career at SaskPower while working towards obtaining their power engineering license
  • SaskPower partners with various Indigenous institutes across the province, including First Nations University, First Nations Employment Center, and the University of Regina Aboriginal Student Centre, to provide Aboriginal specific scholarships in trades, technical, and administrative fields
SaskPower powerline technicians at work   (Photo credit: Greg Huszar)

Highlights

Industry Electric power generation
Major Canadian hiring locations Nipawin SK, Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Prince Albert SK, Estevan SK, Coronach SK, Weyburn SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,398
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unique training and development opportunities apprenticeships for power-line technicians, electricians, industrial mechanics, and instrument technicians, project management framework provides guidelines for career development opportunities based on work experience and career progression
Additional highlights 4 employees receive full sponsorship to complete graduate studies each year
Dedicated employee resource group PowerGen group plans events catered towards personal and professional development, and takes part in planning a "Crown Connections" networking event with committees at other provincial Crown corporations
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why SaskPower was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

  • SaskPower's diversity department includes a full-time diversity specialist, who is responsible for the development and implementation of a corporate diversity strategy -- the specialist works closely with the organization's diversity and inclusion committee, as well as employee resource groups to influence workplace culture and identify programming needs
  • SaskPower maintains an Aboriginal procurement policy and hosts annual Aboriginal procurement information sessions to share details on upcoming capital projects as well as internal and external resources
The SaskPower float prepared for the Regina Pride parade in 2019  

Highlights

Industry Electric power generation
Major Canadian hiring locations Nipawin SK, Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Prince Albert SK, Estevan SK, Coronach SK, Weyburn SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,398
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives VP, Human Resources & Safety
Formal commitment employs a diversity specialist who works closely with the diversity and inclusion committee
Recruitment initiatives Northern hire policy to increase representation in operations, Indigenous employment and training policy to create and develop long-term employment and training opportunities with Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan, hires summer students in partnership with Indigenous organizations (First Nations Employment Center, the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology)
Employee resource groups ERGs are led by an executive sponsor (committee members receive time and expenses covered to meet), ERGs include: Indigenous Employees Network (IEN), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Network, Network of Employees for Disabilities, PowerGen (professional and generational), Visible Minorities Network, Women's Resource Group
Training and awareness mandatory diversity and inclusion e-learning launched in 2020, training on Indigenous cultural awareness, access to resources, knowledge repository and webinars from the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity highlights diversity and inclusion index within the company's annual employee engagement survey, celebrations and events to recognize important dates such as National Indigenous Peoples Day, Orange Shirt Day, National Coming Out Day, and International Transgender Day of Visibility (to name a few)
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (employer partner), Pahkisimon Nuyeah Library System (Northern Reading Program), Learning Disabilities of Saskatchewan (sponsor), CNIB, Gabriel Dumont Institute, Northlands College, Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association, Regina Open Door Society, Regina Immigrant Women, Canadian Mental Health Association, Neil Squire Society, Autism Resource Centre
Supplier diversity programs hosts annual Aboriginal procurement info sessions each fall to share information on its Aboriginal procurement policy, upcoming capital projects, and internal and external resources

The Career Directory

SaskPower has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Employees of SaskPower performing a tower inspection

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Electric power generation
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Nipawin SK, Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Prince Albert SK, Estevan SK, Coronach SK, Weyburn SK
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op placements in electrical engineering technology, engineering design and drafting technology, business, computer science, engineering, and power engineering, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Engineer-in-Training, Electrical Engineering Technologist, Trades, Engineering Design and Drafting Technologist, Customer Support Representative, Business Analyst, Financial Analyst, Marketing Analyst
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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