First Nations, Métis and Inuit employees are an important part of Hydro One's workforce and we have a dedicated individual who focuses on employment outreach. We can provide you with the necessary information needed to learn about our workplace, what our requirements are and how to apply. For more information, please contact Aboriginal.Recruitment@HydroOne.com. Interested in joining our team? Visit our Careers section, or search and apply for job opportunities online.
If your community or organization is hosting an event where Hydro One can provide information about the types of employment opportunities and the necessary requirements to interested First Nations, Métis and Inuit individuals, please contact Aboriginal.Recruitment@HydroOne.com. If you would like to request sponsorship for this or any other type of event, please review our Sponsorship guidelines and application process.
Hydro One recruits post-secondary students for positions throughout the year and has a college consortium program with five Ontario colleges.
Summer Student Positions
Our Summer Student Outreach program designates a portion of summer student positions for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. The program is four months long and applicants must be attending a post-secondary institution and be scheduled to return in the fall. Postings are available in the spring and can be found on our Careers section.
University/College Co-op & Internship Student Positions
These positions are developmental and posted every 4 months. Postings for these positions can be found on our Careers section. Visit our student section to learn more about summer and university/college co-op and internship student positions.
Hydro One has partnered with five renowned Ontario colleges to keep our workforce growing and evolving with new skills and technical training. Learn more about the College Consortium Program.
The New Grad program at Hydro One offers recent university graduates continuous learning and opportunities to upgrade your skills over two years. During the program, new grads will have on-the-job training rotations through various departments and business units across Ontario. Learn more about the New Grad program.
Hydro One hires four skilled trades/apprenticeships:
Learn more about our apprenticeships and trades positions, when we will be hiring and what requirements are needed.
Ojibwe, Red Rock Indian Band
Hydro One Utility Trades Supervisor
For Billy Haskell, a Hydro One employee since 2001, the impending climb up a hydro tower is just another day at the office. Growing up in Nipigon, Billy has always had an affinity for the outdoors, relishing the opportunity to do his work outside, in beautiful Northern Ontario. Zone 7, where Billy and his crew operate, is a large area covering the land around Schreiber and Nipigon.
Billy’s day-to-day isn’t always straightforward. In 2009, when an ice storm hit much of Ontario, ten 230 kV towers crumbled under the weight of the ice. In response, Billy and his fellow linemen from Zone 7 and neighbouring Zone 6, worked tirelessly to support the towers with wooden structures on either side of the fallen towers until they could be rebuilt. Despite the need for additional future construction, power was restored quickly to Hydro One customers.
Read more about Billy's story and other Hydro One Big Stories.
Ojibway, Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek
Hydro One Protection & Control (P&C) Engineer/Officer & Senior P&C Supervisor
"As a graduate of Lakehead University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical, I started my career at Hydro One in the New Grad Program at Buchanan P&C in London and rotated between Bruce P&C, Windsor P&C, and Hydro One Remotes. Eventually I started my full-time career with the Bruce P&C group and quite quickly realized that to do this job well you need to be energetic, adaptable, detail-oriented, communicative, and above all else, thrive in dynamic environment that is constantly evolving.
Now, I’m nine years in and apply those skills every day, whether I’m executing capital projects, responding to trouble calls or performing maintenance activities. Working with project managers, operators at the Ontario Grid Control Centre, ITMC, large industrial customers, and of course, other P&C groups, I’ve learned that communication is paramount in working efficiently and collaboratively. Together, we maintain, upgrade and sustain the transmission grid of Ontario and strive to satisfy our customers."
Read more about Kim's story and other Hydro One Big Stories.
Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship
Hydro One has an annual educational scholarship that supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit students enrolled in electricity industry related programs at a recognized Ontario college or university. Each year, up to 15 post-secondary students will be granted this academic award, which includes both $5,000.00 in financial support and a developmental work term. Learn more about the Scholarship.
Hydro One has an award for an Aboriginal Masters student studying Public Policy and Administration at Ryerson University. More information on the award can be found here.