SaskPower
SaskPower employees performing maintenance on a power line  

Recognized as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why SaskPower was selected as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2019):

  • SaskPower considers previous work experience when setting individual vacation entitlements, offering a minimum of 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance to new employees, and offers existing employees the opportunity to take unpaid or self-funded leaves of absence for up to one year in duration
  • SaskPower encourages employees to plan for the longer term with retirement planning assistance and a defined contribution pension plan, and provides phased-in retirement work options to help employees transition to the next chapter of their life
Staff at SaskPower taking part in the Queen City Pride Parade for the fourth consecutive year  

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 3,342
Part-time employees in Canada 108
Average age of employees in Canada 42.8 years
Longest serving employee 55.75 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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
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 (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why SaskPower was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

  • SaskPower hires engineering interns for 8 to 16 month periods in a variety of positions across business units and departments, and 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's Power Gen Network organizes a variety of in-house and extracurricular events for young professionals and collaborates with similar committees at other provincial Crown corporations to host a Crown Connections event, which features networking opportunities and executive speakers from various Crown organizations
SaskPower helps cultivate high-potential employees with formal mentoring and career planning services  

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 3,342
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
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 (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why SaskPower was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • SaskPower maintains an Aboriginal procurement policy and hosts annual Aboriginal Procurement Information Sessions to provide information and networking opportunities for Aboriginal suppliers
  • The organization's women resource group promotes trades and engineering as a career choice for women and created a mentorship program to connect individuals with senior leaders -- based on the program's success, a corporate mentorship program was developed by SaskPower's HR team in 2017
  • In support of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, SaskPower hosted an awareness event with community organizations such as the Learning Disabilities Association and Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan
Rachelle Verret Morphy, vice-president of corporate and regulatory affairs and general counsel at SaskPower, speaks to a group of immigrant women at a networking event  

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 3,342
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives VP, Human Resources & Safety
Formal commitment diversity department, joint diversity and inclusion committee comprised of union and management representatives
Employee resource groups ERGs are governed by terms of reference and have an executive sponsor, ERGs include Power Gen, LGBTQ Network, Network for Employees with Disabilities, Visible Minorities Network, Women's Resource Group, Aboriginal Employees Network
Diversity training and awareness training on Aboriginal cultural awareness
Diversity highlights partners with Aboriginal organizations such as First Nations Employment Center and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology to source candidates for its summer student program, celebrations and events to recognize important dates such as National Indigenous Peoples Day, Women's History Month, International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Orange Shirt Day and International Transgender Day of Visibility
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Gabriel Dumont Institute, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, First Nations University, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Regina Open Door Society (mentoring for new Canadians), Regina Immigrant Women, Canadian Mental Health Association, Neil Squire Society, Autism Resource Centre

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
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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