SaskPower
SaskPower employees  

Recognized as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why SaskPower was selected as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2018):

  • SaskPower offers 3 weeks of starting vacation and considers previous work experience when setting vacation entitlements for experienced candidates -- employees also receive 3 paid personal days off and may also apply for unpaid and self-funded leaves of absence (up to 1 year in duration)
  • SaskPower encourages ongoing employee development through a variety of in-house training initiatives as well as tuition subsidies for courses related and indirectly related to their current position
  • SaskPower works to develop its workforce of tomorrow through formal mentoring programs, summer employment opportunities, co-op placements, paid internships and apprenticeship programs
SaskPower employees  

Highlights

Industry Hydroelectric 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 3,431
Part-time employees in Canada 110
Average age of employees in Canada 42.6 years
Longest serving employee 54.57 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
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, 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
Scope of charitable involvement local
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

Here are some of the reasons why SaskPower was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • SaskPower hires engineering interns for periods of 8 to 16 months within a variety of positions across business units and departments, and also provides unpaid work placements for a number of educational institutions including the First Nations Employment Centre, SIIT, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and Parkland College (to name a few)
  • SaskPower also works with a number of Power Engineering programs at these institutions to provide work observation and learning for operator positions
  • SaskPower manages "Youth Network", a resource group for employees under the age of 29 -- the Network meets regularly and hosts extracurricular activities -- the Network also collaborated with similar committees at other Crown corporations in the province to host a Crown Connections event, which featured executive speakers from various Crown organizations and networking opportunities
SaskPower helps cultivate high-potential employees with formal mentoring and career planning services  

Highlights

Industry Hydroelectric Power Generation
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Prince Albert SK, Estevan SK, Coronach SK, Weyburn SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,431
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
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

Here are some of the reasons why SaskPower was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • SaskPower created a diversity department which is responsible for the development and implementation of the organization's corporate diversity strategy -- and manages a joint diversity committee comprised of union and management representatives who advise on workplace culture, programming and overall diversity and inclusion
  • The organization's women resource group promotes trades and engineering as a career choice for women and created a mentorship program to support the personal and professional development of female employees in underrepresented roles -- based on the program's success, a corporate mentorship program was developed by SaskPower's HR team and rolled out in the past year
  • SaskPower created an Aboriginal procurement policy and recently hosted its second annual Aboriginal Procurement Information Session to provide information and networking opportunities for Aboriginal suppliers
SaskPower employees at a Regina Immigrant Women Centre's networking event  

Highlights

Industry Hydroelectric Power Generation
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Prince Albert SK, Estevan SK, Coronach SK, Weyburn SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,431
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives VP of Human Resources, Safety and Stakeholder Relations
Formal commitment diversity department, joint diversity committee comprised of union and management representatives, Aboriginal recruitment strategy
Employee resource groups ERGs are governed by terms of reference and receive an annual budget to cover related expenses, ERGs include Conversational English Group, LGBT Network, Network for Employees with Disabilities, Visible Minorities Network, Women's Resource Group, Aboriginal Employee Network
Diversity training and awareness training on Aboriginal cultural awareness
Diversity highlights celebrations and events to recognize important dates such as Women's History Month, International Day for Persons with Disabilities, National Aboriginal Day and Orange Shirt Day, is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Network in Saskatchewan, which aims to share best practices and information, works with Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan to assess the accessibility of its head office as well as Canadian National Institute for the Blind regarding the accessibility of its website
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships First Nations Jobs Online, Regina Open Door Society (mentoring for new Canadians), Regina Immigrant Women, Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association, Canadian Mental Health Association, Neil Squire Society, Autism Resource, Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan, Gabriel Dumont Institute

The Career Directory

SaskPower has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
SaskPower employee

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Hydroelectric 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
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, 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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