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Relay protection & control

Hourly rate: $21.58 to $29.84

This 2-year training program consists of guided field experience gained by rotation through various departments and approximately 1,100 hours of classroom and hands-on learning time. Once this program is completed, the trainee will be granted Protection Technician status.

You will be trained to install, commission, maintain and calibrate all types of protective relaying, metering and recording systems.

Protection technicians must continuously upgrade their skills and knowledge to learn about new and developing technology.

Most protection technicians work in Winnipeg; however, there are protection shops located in Dorsey converter station, and in Gillam. All protection technicians are expected to travel occasionally and may be away from home for periods of 1 to 2 weeks.


Potential candidates must:

  • have a 2-year diploma from a recognized college in electrical engineering technology;
  • possess and maintain a valid Manitoba Class 5 driver’s licence (intermediate or full);
  • have a strong aptitude for mathematics;
  • have strong mechanical aptitude and ability;
  • possess good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • be able to work as a team member and adapt to change;
  • be able to adapt to various tasks and work environments.

Recruitment process

We advertise in September for a January recruitment, and in March for a May recruitment.

Applications must include the following information:

  • current resumé and cover letter;
  • any post-secondary school transcripts

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 panel interview.

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

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