Construction & Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship

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Position Details

At Hydro One, Electricians serve an apprenticeship through the Hydro One/PWU Joint Electrical Training Committee to become a Construction and Maintenance Electrician. Training also includes Hydro One specific training that leads to the Regional Maintainer – Electrical qualification.

Construction and Maintenance Apprentices will train in a variety of industrial and commercial facilities. They lay-out, assemble, repair, maintain, connect and test electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment and wiring. They also work on alarm, communication, light, heating and power systems in buildings and other structures. Construction and Maintenance Electrician Apprentices will also construct and maintain generation, transmission and distribution stations.

Apprentices are also trained in Regional Maintainer – Electrical disciplines. Regional Maintainers – Electrical perform duties as necessary to work on electrical equipment, including all station electrical equipment and associated power and control circuitry including the overhaul and maintenance of power transformers, disconnect switches, circuit breakers, batteries and maintain operating condition by inspection, testing, modifying and cleaning such equipment.

Training & Experience

The apprenticeship for a Construction and Maintenance Electrician is made up of five 1800 hour work terms. Each term is approximately 1 year in duration. The apprenticeship includes 3 in school training sessions of 8-10 weeks each at a community college. As part of the Regional Maintainer – Electrical training apprentices are required to attend the Hydro One Training Centre in Orangeville each year.

Applicants for these positions must have successfully completed Grade 12 or the equivalent including Grade 12 Mathematics, Grade 12 English and 1 Senior Science or a senior Electrical Shop.

Your success is based on a good work ethic, quality skills and a great attitude. Previous electrical work experience is an asset.


Apprentices are required to travel and work throughout the Province.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship program, you will be encouraged to apply for Regional Maintainer - Electrical opportunities anywhere within Hydro One.

Compensation & Benefits

In addition to enjoying a satisfying career with fellow skilled trade's people, you are paid while learning and enjoying an excellent benefit package. Apprentices start at $25.56/hr which includes benefits, pension and vacation pay, with pay adjustments upon completion of each term.

Construction and Maintenance Electricians/Regional Maintainers - Electrical earn a wage package of approximately $54.89/hr which includes benefits, pension and vacation pay.

Position Demands

This work will appeal to those individuals that enjoy physical work that is primarily outdoors in all types of weather conditions. You will be required to work at heights, ladders, aerial devices, climb steel structures and work in confined areas. Construction and Maintenance Apprentices cannot be colour blind.

Next Steps

Prior to proceeding to the application process, please ensure you have the following information readily available to complete your application. If you do not have this information, please refer to the FAQ section for further information before proceeding.

  • Electronic copy of your personal Resume to be available for copy and paste (mandatory)
  • Electronic copy of your cover letter to be available for copy and paste (optional)
  • For the Electrician apprenticeships, a copy of your High School Transcript(s) which includes course codes and marks (mandatory)

We'll keep your application on file for up to one year and contact you if your qualifications match any of our future Construction and Maintenance Apprenticeship opportunities.

Hydro One recruits on a seasonal basis throughout the year. Please visit the Hydro One & Power Worker Union Web Site(s) for future job postings.

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