I work in the utilities industry, for a major player in the province (Alberta). I have some knowledge about career opportunities in the electrical field, for anyone who wants to come to Alberta for a chance to make a good living and get a trade.
At present, ATCO Electric is hiring 11 apprentices (1st year) and 20 Journeyman Powerline technicians (lineman). In addition to opportunities for linemen, there are openings for electrican technicians, protection and control technicians, power engineers (Made Man).
The electrical utilities industry in the province is in a HUGE BOOM stage, in part due to major projects. There is a 500KV HVDC line going in essentially from Calgary area to north of Edmonton. Fort Mac area expansion means multiple substations and transmission lines being built. The Hanna region is undergoing a huge transmission capacity expansion. The list of projects goes on and on, but you can do some of your own research into them if you're interested. http://www.atcoelectric.com/Projects/
For anyone who is willing to move to Alberta, and wants to get a trade that will allow you to earn good money and be employable anywhere, there are many opportunities with the major utilities players in the province - Atco Electric and Altalink.
Here's the links to the job postings:
https://www.atcocareers.com/ (general listings - all jobs)
https://www.atcocareers.com/Career%2...2-C12-216-IEXT (apprentice lineman)
https://www.atcocareers.com/Career%2...2-C12-215-IEXT (journeyman lineman)
http://www.altalink.ca/careers/job-postings.cfm (journeyman lineman)
http://www.altalink.ca/careers/job-postings.cfm (substation technologist)
Yeah, it may not be your first choice to live in Alberta, but if that is where your career opportunity is then I'm sure you can handle it for a short time. I just wanted to let people on this site know about a great chance to pick up a trade in this "boom" province.