Power electrician Indigenous pre-placement program

Hourly rate: $18.15

Our pre-placement training program is a 6-month program designed to provide Indigenous candidates with on-the-job training and academic upgrading to meet the minimum requirements to qualify and compete for a position in an upcoming power electrician recruitment.


Potential candidates must:

  • be a high school graduate or mature student with at least 1 of the following credits: Mathematics 40S (Applied or Pre-Calculus); Physics 40S; or English 40 (equivalent academic qualifications may require validation from the Department of Education or Manitoba Labour & Immigration);
  • possess a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s Licence (intermediate or full) or be eligible to obtain one;
  • be physically capable of performing all the duties of the position;
  • be capable of communicating effectively orally and in writing;
  • have good hearing and accurate colour perception;
  • be capable of working in a variety of environments, within confined spaces and at heights requiring bucket truck or ladder work;
  • have basic computer skills;
  • be willing to acquire an approved set of personal hand tools;
  • have a mechanical aptitude to satisfy all requirements of the position;
  • be willing to attain the educational requirements;
  • be willing to relocate to various locations within Manitoba.

Recruitment process

We advertise in December for an April start date.

Applications must include the following information:

  • current resumé and cover letter;
  • high school transcript, and any post secondary school transcripts or training certificates;
  • proof of Indigenous descent.

As part of the selection process, candidates will be required to write standardized aptitude tests that assess how well a candidate’s abilities match the requirements of the job. Candidates will also participate in a 1-day pre-employment skills assessment and trade orientation session which includes a panel interview, and provides candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate job-related skills such as following instructions, handling tools, measuring and cutting and following blueprints. To help you prepare see the Skills Assessment and Trades Orientation Physical Training Guide (PDF, 1.7 MB). Candidates selected for this session will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract.

There is no guarantee of ongoing employment at the completion of the pre-placement program.

If you are interested in this program, set up a job alert from your profile by selecting “Trades” as your area of interest and enter a few key words describing this program.

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