SaskPower
An employee at a SaskPower site  

Recognized as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why SaskPower was selected as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2022):

  • SaskPower helps employees balance their work and personal lives through a number of alternative work options, including flexible hours, working from home, shortened and compressed work weeks -- and lets employees earn additional time off through a formal earned days-off program
  • 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 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
A SaskPower employee attends to an underground cable replacement  

Highlights

Industry Electric power generation
Established in Canada 1929
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Prince Albert SK, Estevan SK, Coronach SK, Weyburn SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,392
Part-time employees in Canada 129
Average age of employees in Canada 43.1 years
Longest serving employee 42.58 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, non-matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $300 each year
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, 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 (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why SaskPower was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2022):

  • 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 Centre, 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 Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Prince Albert SK, Estevan SK, Coronach SK, Weyburn SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,392
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, 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, career development resource section on employee information network (resources include career self-awareness assessments, information about interviews, online resume building tools, setting career goals, to name a few), corporate mentorship program to support career development, networking, and visibility within the organization
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
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 (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why SaskPower was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2022):

  • SaskPower maintains an inclusive design committee which has a mandate to ensure new builds and renovations are inclusive (such as considerations for prayer rooms, gender neutral spaces, and accessibility) -- additionally, the organization accommodates Indigenous cultural practices in the workplace, including offering time away for seasonal hunting and expanded definitions for bereavement leave
  • 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
The SaskPower float prepared for the Regina Pride parade in 2019  

Highlights

Industry Electric power generation
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Prince Albert SK, Estevan SK, Coronach SK, Weyburn SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,392
Management of diversity and inclusion initiatives employs a diversity specialist who is responsible for the development of the organization's corporate diversity and inclusion strategy, SaskPower's employee resource groups and diversity and inclusion committee serve as advisory and working groups that provide input and guidance
Performance management and accountability new hires are invited to self-identify as part of the onboarding process, diversity and inclusion index is included as part of the company's annual employee engagement survey
Employee resource groups ERGs are led by executive sponsors and committee members meet on company time (with expenses covered for travel, accommodation, and meals), ERGs include Indigenous Employees Network (IEN), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Network, Network of Employees for Disabilities, PowerGen (professional and generational), Visible Minorities Network, and Women's Resource Group
Noteworthy diversity strategies and policies Indigenous employment and training policy to create and develop long-term employment and training opportunities with Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan, Aboriginal procurement policy (and hosts annual Aboriginal procurement info sessions each fall to share information on its procurement policy, upcoming capital projects, and internal and external resources)
Recruitment initiatives Northern hire policy to increase representation in operations, hires co-op and summer students in partnership with Indigenous organizations (First Nations Employment Center, the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology), works with various community partners to recruit candidates from all walks of life (Regina Open Door Society, Regina Immigrant Women, Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association, Canadian Mental Health Association, Neil Squire Society)
Retention and development programs Women's Resource Group developed a women's mentoring program, is exploring dedicated women's leadership programming
Training and awareness initiatives mandatory diversity and inclusion e-learning launched in 2020, Indigenous cultural awareness training, provides employees with access to resources, knowledge repository and webinars from the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, developed an inclusive language guide
Diversity highlights inclusive design committee with a mandate to ensure new builds and renovations at SaskPower are inclusive, accommodates Indigenous cultural practices in the workplace (such as expanded definitions for bereavement leave), partners with organizations across the province to fund scholarships for Aboriginal peoples interested in pursuing education in various trades, technical and administrative fields

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 Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Prince Albert SK, Estevan SK, Coronach SK, Weyburn SK
Student opportunities summer jobs, 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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