Trades: Technicians, Operators and Apprentices

Approximately 50 per cent of OPG’s current workforce are in the Skilled Trades, and there are many other positions held by skilled tradespeople that span different facilities and work environments province-wide. As a skilled tradesperson working for OPG, you will play a vital role in powering homes and businesses across Ontario 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You will be a valued part of our team, making an important contribution to Ontario’s electricity needs.

Technicians: Apprentices and Journeypersons

We value technical skills and experience, and a commitment to high performance that produces results safely. Explore an array of opportunities with us as an apprentice or a journeyperson in:

• Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation and Control
• Mechanical / Millwright / HVAC / Welding


We also recruit operators in training across OPG in both Nuclear Generating Stations (Nuclear Operator in Training) and Hydroelectric Generating Stations (Hydroelectric Operating Technician Trainees). These training programs consist of classroom and field training. This is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge and skills.


The amount of experience required depends on the position. Mechanical Technician, Electrical & Control Technician, and Inspection & Maintenance Technician positions require a Certificate of Qualification (C of Q). Many of the positions may also require completion of at least a two-year college program or equivalent. The specific job posting will indicate what experience is required.


If you meet the selection criteria, you may be invited for testing. Should you successfully pass these tests, you may be invited to an interview. Please note that while these are not tests for which you can study, if you would like to become familiar with these types of aptitude tests, you should visit the SHL website.

Search OPG’s trades job opportunities below or join our Talent Community to receive alerts on new openings.


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