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Power electrician pre-placement program for women

Hourly rate: $18.15

This 6-month power electrician pre-placement program provides women with trades-related experience. It is an opportunity to develop the skills required to successfully compete for a position in the power electrician training program. Educational upgrading will also be provided for candidates who do not meet the minimum academic requirements.


Potential candidates must:

  • be a high school graduate with 1 of the following subjects: Mathematics 40S (Applied or Pre-Calculus); Physics 40S; or English 40.
  • possess a valid Province of Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s Licence; (intermediate or full)
  • have good physical coordination and manual dexterity, and be able to lift heavy objects from a variety of physical positions while working at heights requiring bucket truck or ladder and while working in confined spaces;
  • able to maintain a level of physical fitness and mental alertness appropriate for the duties you are performing;
  • be capable of communicating effectively orally and in writing;
  • have good hearing and accurate colour perception;
  • 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

Recruitment dates to be determined.

Applications must include the following information:

  • current resumé and cover letter;
  • high school transcript, and any post secondary school transcripts or training certificates;

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 & Trades Orientation Physical Training Guide (PDF, 1.1 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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