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Saskatoon Light & Power provides electrical services within Saskatoon (SL&P boundary). Founded in 1906 and owned by the City of Saskatoon, SL&P provides power to roughly 117,200 Saskatoon residents.
SL&P also owns and maintains over 27,000 street lights throughout the community (street light map).
SL&P provides electrical service within the 1958 City boundary with the exception of the University of Saskatchewan, which is jointly serviced by SL&P and SaskPower. The areas outside the 1958 boundary are served by SaskPower.
As the boundaries intersect in some neighbourhoods, SL&P and SaskPower each provide service to the following areas: Airport Business Area, Arbor Creek, College Park East, CN Industrial, Erindale, Evergreen, North Industrial and Westview.
If you're uncertain of who provides your electrical service, you can consult your monthly utility bill or call Saskatoon Light & Power at 306-975-2414 during regular business hours or 306-975-2476 after business hours.
Types of Careers at SL&P
Learn more about the types of careers at SL&P!
- System Control
- The control room operator has a system-wide view and can control the flow of power to the entire electrical grid. SL&P uses advanced technology to detect issues and remotely operate the system! When the power goes out System Control provides real time information from the system, and they can remotely disconnect power if necessary. They then share information with the crews to ensure that the work is done safely and efficiently to facilitate power restoration.
- Video: System Control
- Electrical Engineering Technologist
- Because their skillset is so versatile, technologists are the largest group in the Engineering Section with 12 members. They are the link between design and construction, and their work is essential because it ensures that the installation information from the field is captured and stored in our mapping system. When the power goes out, our incredible Electrical Engineering Technologists step in to locate underground cable faults, depending on whether the cables are underground or overhead. Their expertise is vital in restoring electricity swiftly and efficiently!
- Video: Electrical Engineering Technologist
- Meter Shop
- There is so much happening in our meter shop, including quality control. And, in times of power outages, the Meter Shop plays a crucial role in diagnosing issues with revenue meters and reinstalling them after service repairs. The revenue meter acts as the final component, completing the electrical circuit necessary for power to flow to your service.
- Video: Meter Room
- Journeyperson Electrician
- People working in this job are so important because they build, maintain, and repair the substations and network systems that are critical in providing reliable and high-quality electricity to your home and businesses. The downtown electrical network, diligently maintained by our dedicated Power Electricians, boasts 52 transformers in 20 underground vaults? Their hard work ensures the reliability of the downtown network is an astounding 99.995%!
- Video: Journeyperson Electricians
- Powerline Technicians
- People working in this job are so important because they build, maintain, and repair the underground and overhead electrical distribution and transmission lines that provide electricity to Saskatoon homes and businesses. They also help to keep our streetlighting system in tip-top shape. When the power goes out, Powerline Technicians troubleshoot and switch or repair substation and network equipment to restore power in rain, wind, or shine. Working with high-voltage lines is one of the most dangerous jobs a Powerline Technician can do and requires specialized training and safety measures to ensure everyone remains safe.
- Video: Powerline Technicians
- Career Talks Video: Journeyperson Powerline Technician
SL&P offers an apprenticeship program, which focuses on the Powerline Technician and Power Electrician trades.
Interested in pursuing an apprenticeship position? The minimum requirements include:
- Grade 12 education
- One of the following: Foundations of Mathematics 30, Workplace and Apprenticeship 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (classes equivalent to the former Math A30 (Algebra 20) and Math C30 (Trigonometry 30) will also be recognized)
- Physics 30
To explore career opportunities at SL&P and the City of Saskatoon, visit careers.