Indigenous Career Expo

We’ve gone virtual!

Welcome to the 2020 Indigenous Career Expo. Interested members from local Indigenous communities are invited to engage with Bruce Power, our unions, suppliers, and local colleges to discover career paths and future opportunities in the nuclear industry.

This page is a one-stop shop of all the information you need!

First — Tell us you were here! Sign in so our Indigenous Employment team can keep in touch and help you find the career you’re looking for.

Next — Browse the organizations and resources below to discover more about them.

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Information for Businesses and Suppliers
If you are a local Indigenous business interested in connecting with these suppliers, or if you are a supplier interested in participating in this Career Expo, please let us know at IndigenousEmployment@brucepower.com

Suppliers

AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure firm. When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge projects and programs of our time, addressing the challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion and diversity— and that includes Indigenous communities. AECOM ensures the participation of Indigenous peoples as part of our workforce, as vendors, and as service providers in our contracts and operations. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours. AECOM has been named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the sixth consecutive year.

AECOM Careers

Aecon is exactly where YOU need to be in today’s Construction & Infrastructure Development industry!

Aecon is well-positioned in the Canadian marketplace as an industry leader in the development and construction of infrastructure. We have a roster of ongoing major projects here and abroad, record backlog diversified across multiple sectors and duration, and a robust pipeline of future project pursuits. We are in a strong market position, but we are ultimately aiming higher.

Aecon strives to be the number one Canadian infrastructure company.

We build big. We build safe. We build careers. 

Jobs at Aecon

Situated on the shore of Lake Huron within the Saugeen Ojibway Territory, Bruce Power employs 4,200 employees and provides Ontario with over 30% of its electricity.  We launched the Indigenous Employment Program in 2015 with a primary focus to increase opportunities for Indigenous employees entering Bruce Power and the nuclear energy sector. Our focus has been clear from the beginning with the primary focus of reaching into the Indigenous community to recruit and assist potential candidate navigate the internal hiring processes at Bruce Power and identify jobs for you in our supply chain. 

Our team works with local elementary and high school students to showcase careers in nuclear, while offering a paid tuition through the Education and Work Experience Program.  So whether your interest is in the Building Trades; Nuclear Operations or Engineering you can explore the many career options in our Indigenous Employment Guide.  If you can’t find what you are seeking in the guide or have any questions please contact us at indigenousemployment@brucepower.com

Careers at Bruce Power

BWXT Canada Ltd. is a world leader in design, engineering, manufacture, construction and service of nuclear power generation equipment. As a supplier of innovative, high-quality nuclear components and services we cater to a worldwide customer base. We take great pride in supplying highly engineered solutions that allow our customers to compete within the complex nuclear power generation industry. To view available careers, visit www.bwxt.com/careers

We currently have an opportunity for a General Inspector at our Owen Sound facility.

Your Partner in Nuclear Power Solutions

The Cahill Group is one of the largest multi-disciplinary construction companies in Canada. With operations from Eastern Newfoundland to Northern Alberta, Cahill is building the future of oil and gas, mining, hydro, and social infrastructure on some of the largest construction and fabrication project sites in the country. Through strategic partnerships with global industry leaders, progressive thinking, and a passionate, dedicated workforce, we deliver best in class solutions to the world. Together, we’re building beyond.

Working with Cahill

We live and work safely.

We empower our people to never stop learning.

We have a vibrant team of experts who love the work they do.

EMC provides specialized construction management and multi-discipline trade services for transmission and generation power sector clients.  We offer a wide range of expertise and services including manufacturing, installation, modification, and maintenance for power generation and distribution in nuclear and non-nuclear applications. We take great pride in our safety record and quality workmanship across all projects. We’re proudly Canadian, and committed to supporting local businesses and our community.

We strive to develop entrepreneurship within Aboriginal Communities wherever possible.  Our recruitment strategy to hire capable individuals for various positions in the near and extended future will have us engage with local Aboriginal Communities and/or staffing agencies to ensure communications for opportunities are available to all community members.

Our Indigenous Commitment

At E.S. Fox Limited, our greatest asset is our people. Our talented staff provide a diverse range of skills, backgrounds and trades. This is what helps make us one of Canada’s largest multi-faceted organizations, providing clients with a single source for their construction, fabrication, nuclear services and engineering requirements for over eight decades. We have vast experiences in modern welding techniques along with our thorough quality assurance standards.  Depending on current Project Capacity, various Management and Administrate support roles can become available in the areas of Project Management namely Scheduling, Safety, Quality Assurance, Payroll and Document Control.

E.S. Fox is recognized for our long and continuous history of working on the Bruce Site, for both Bruce Power and OPG, on numerous nuclear projects. We are always looking for enthusiastic, qualified youth to join our team and gain valuable knowledge, skills and experience in the field of their choice. We continually try to improve and develop our Indigenous Employment Program.

Please email Catherine O’Hagan, we look forward to hearing from you.

Let’s connect!

Hatch is a multi-discipline services firm of 9,000 staff worldwide that delivers a comprehensive array of technical and strategic services, including Consulting, Information Technology, Engineering, Process Development, and Project and Construction Management to the Energy, Mining, Metallurgical, and Infrastructure sectors. Hatch has been active in the nuclear industry since the early 1970s. Projects include engineering and project management for all four Bruce Power ‘A’ Unit Restarts; engineering for recent projects supporting the Darlington Refurbishment Project; operations support engineering at Pickering NPP; and projects supporting the Bruce Power life-extension program.

Hatch is working to recruit and retain Indigenous employees and potential candidates while creating a working environment inclusive of Indigenous culture and traditions. Current openings can be found at https://jobs.hatch.com/

Hatch identifies training, mentorship and capacity building programs directly with communities and educational institutions that might be of interest. For example, The Youth Indigenous Participation Program (YIPP) provides Indigenous youth exposure to engineering and environmental consulting by working alongside Hatch environmental scientists for a short-term assignment. The most recent program participant was a member of the Cree Nation of Mistissini from Lac Moblan, Quebec. She job-shadowed the Hatch environmental team in the Montreal office for two weeks, learning about Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) and environmental consulting. If interested, please contact Beth Buckmaster at elizabeth.buckmaster@hatch.com

Hatch provides four scholarships every year with an offer of summer employment to Indigenous engineering recipients of Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures program. The scholarship recipients are chosen based on their grades, interest in STEM and contribution to their communities. Currently, Hatch is supporting six Indigenous students with $5,000 matched annual scholarship for their full 4-year degree. If interested, please contact elizabeth.buckmaster@hatch.com.

Current openings

As a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field.We’ll help you find meaningful employment in industries such as Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Information Technology, Financial Services, Government, and Manufacturing. And once you land your perfect role with us, we’ll make sure you’re supported from start to finish. With our 98.9% satisfaction rating, you can grow your career and leave the worries to us.

We might just change how you think about business, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

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Kinectrics is an engineering consulting company providing life cycle management solutions in the electricity and nuclear industries.

We have been around for over 100 years, and we currently have over 70 service lines across the company, including engineering, testing, certification, inspection, maintenance, safety analysis, risk management, design, R&D, and much more.

In addition to provide our technical expertise to serve our clients, Kinectrics also gives back to our community. Some of the main initiatives we support are the United Way, the YSM, and Indigenous relations!

At Kinectrics, safety is our number one priority. No task is so important that we can’t make the effort to do it safely. Employee surveys consistently rank Kinectrics as “one of the best places to work”. We are widely recognized as a company that employs some of the best and brightest minds in the energy and utility industry. Click here to learn more about Kinectrics.

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Our greatest strength is our people. Lakeside is extremely proud to have a diverse network of employees who bring different perspectives, experiences and ideas to the table. We actively invest in our employees because we know that our community of Lakers is what sets us apart. By offering meaningful work, mentorship opportunities, industry exposure, competitive benefits and a variety of programs to support personal and professional development, we are dedicated to supporting our community and contributing to the Canadian economy in meaningful ways. With locations in Ontario and Manitoba, we are always accepting applications for roles in Engineering, Services, Sales, Administration, Warehouse and Production while also offering internship opportunities for Administration, Marketing, Human Resources, Information Technology and Engineering students. Please visit our Careers and Life pages to learn more about life at Lakeside!

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The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is pleased to offer the Métis Training Purchase Program. This Program allows participants to purchase appropriate training from various accredited training institutions and organizations. To qualify the training must directly enhance a participant’s employment marketability.

All employment and training funded by the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Education and Training Branch must meet eligible guidelines and accountability requirements as outlined within MNO’s respective labour market funding agreements.

Please visit the MNO website for further details on all skills training and employment programs available. You can also contact your regional MNOET office.

Métis Nation of Ontario

 

NPX was founded on the premise that innovation is the most important key to sustaining the nuclear energy industry. We source, implement and integrate innovative technologies to make things better at nuclear power plants. We think differently and work differently. We are customer obsessed rather than competitor focused, passionate for innovation, long-term thinking and committed to operational excellence.  We are a family, driven by the excitement of building technologies, inventing products, and providing services that change lives and give back to our community.

At NPX we are committed to building a warm, inclusive, and diverse environment. We believe that people do their best work when they feel safe, empowered, and supported. To this end, we offer an excellent compensation and benefits package including: 

We are hiring

NUVIA Canada is part of the international NUVIA Group specializing in nuclear products and services in support of Canada’s most complex civil nuclear projects. We assist clients to successfully plan and undertake nuclear handling, waste management, facility decommissioning, and site remediation projects. Our services include strategic and technical consultancy, development of engineered solutions, operational health physics, and management of field operations.

NUVIA is recognized internationally as a world-class provider of radiation safety services. We provide qualified Radiation Safety Technicians who provide radiation protection assistance for workers, monitor radiation levels, and provide direct technical support.

Have you got energy, confidence and enthusiasm? Would you like to work in a dynamic international Company? Join Nuvia and help us to achieve our vision: to be recognized as the world class provider of whole life solutions to the nuclear industry’s most complex technical challenges, from new build, through operations to decommissioning.

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Thank you for your interest in Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and positions at the Western Waste Management Facility at the Bruce Site.

In the everyday operation of Ontario’s nuclear generating stations, byproducts are created that must be managed and stored safely. OPG’s Nuclear Waste Management division manages three sites. The Western Waste Management Facility (view brochure) in Bruce County receives and manages the low- and intermediate-level waste for Darlington, Pickering and Bruce Power nuclear stations.

Indigenous Opportunities in Nuclear program (ION)

The ION initiative was designed to increase the number of Indigenous people working in OPG’s nuclear industry. ION is here and ready to help you build your career. View the ION brochure. Email OPG with questions at ion@opg.com or apply to the ION program at www.kagitamikam.ca.

Visit www.jobs.opg.com – to register, for help email jobs@opg.com

Why work here

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is a not-for-profit association that supports over 240 membered companies within the Nuclear Industry.  We are a voice for the Supply Chain network and local communities assisting in collaboration, partnership and supportive integration.  While we generally do not hire directly, we have a focus on helping and guiding individuals to education programs and employment opportunities within the Nuclear Industry ranging from Skilled Trades to STEM.  We are members of the Indigenous Relations Supplier Network and take pride in our commitment and partnerships with local communities. 

Please feel free to reach out to Alison Fernandes – alison.fernandes@ocni.ca for direction, connection and assistance within the Nuclear Industry as a whole.

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With a strong commitment to excellence and strict conformance to quality, Promation has been successfully delivering custom engineered equipment, while catering to the unique requirements of the nuclear, aerospace & defense, radio-pharmaceutical, and automotive industries.

Promation offers nimble and effective Project Management, Engineering, Quality Assurance and Manufacturing expertise to support our extensive services and capabilities and with excellent workmanship and a turnkey approach, Promation stops at nothing to deliver complete product excellence.

We pride ourselves on creating an environment that embraces diversity and believe the benefit to business is greatly enhanced by everyone’s unique background and culture they bring with them to the organization.

We acknowledge and recognize the importance of working with Indigenous communities on the traditional territories where we work and live. We understand the value that comes with working in collaboration with Indigenous communities and are committed to engaging and fostering meaningful and mutually benefitting relationships.

Our organization embodies its commitment to embracing ethnic, gender and cultural diversity within its business practices and is proud to be an inclusive, socially responsible corporation.

Careers

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin’s employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction management, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients across oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure, clean power, nuclear and EDPM (engineering design and project management). On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, which has been integrated into our sectors. SNC-Lavalin maintains exceptionally high standards for health and safety, ethics and compliance and environmental protection, and is committed to delivering quality projects on budget and on schedule to the complete satisfaction of its clients.

View our Corporate Fact Sheet to learn more, and visit us at www.snclavalin.com.

Careers

VPI Working Solutions has been providing employment services to individuals and organizations for over 30 years. We have 17 locations across Southern Ontario, including 6 locations in Bruce County.As a service provider for the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD), we facilitate Employment Ontario programs to help job seekers with their job search needs and assist employers who are looking to hire. These programs and services are free for job seekers and employers as they are funded by the Government of Ontario and, in part, by the Government of Canada.

For more information on upcoming virtual events, job postings, and how to get in touch with us, visit our Bruce County page.

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Education

Fanshawe College has been serving communities in Huron and Bruce counties for over ten years, and has seen tremendous growth during that time. Regional sites now include Clinton, Goderich, Kincardine, Stratford and Tiverton, along with the convenience of learning online via live stream from Walkerton, Saugeen Shores and beyond. Welcoming full-time and part-time students in a number of post-secondary certificate and diploma programs and continuing education courses, Fanshawe is proud to be a contributor to the economic growth and sustainability of the region. As a student at Fanshawe’s Huron/Bruce Regional Sites, you’ll benefit from the best of both worlds: the programs and services of a large college along with the familiarity of a close-knit community of support closer to home. Features
  • Easier access to one-on-one faculty and staff support
  • Community and industry partnerships
  • More economical costs with free parking and lower student fees
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At Georgian, we work with industry and community partners to offer relevant, cutting-edge curriculum, quality work placements and co-op experiences with top employers. Our students graduate with the skills and the mindset to be innovative thinkers and changemakers who can transform their workplaces and communities. Our vision is to accelerate success through exceptional teaching and learning, innovation and partnerships. We have one of the highest graduate employment rates among Ontario colleges, with 89.7% of our alumni finding work within six months of graduation, well above the provincial average, which we’ve exceeded for 20 years. We are a recognized leader in student work experience, and are Ontario’s #1 co-op college with over 6,200 employer partners. All Georgian programs emphasize practical, hands-on learning and most offer formal work-integrated opportunity-ranging from paid co-op terms to internships and field placements. Click here for more info
At the Huronia Area Aboriginal Management Board, we support and provide on-going Aboriginal employment, training initiatives, and opportunities that promote and advocate empowerment, self sufficiency, and improvement of the quality of life for clients within our communities.

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The Indigenous Student Centre at Lambton College is a designated space for Indigenous students. The Centre provides a friendly, supportive environment where the staff is devoted to helping Indigenous students achieve their goals. The Centre offers a large, bright space with a vibrant atmosphere. It is equipped with kitchen facilities, study area, computer area, and a lounge area. Students have access to academic advising, traditional elders, visiting speakers, tutoring program, academic & cultural workshops, laptop and iPad loan program. Indigenous students can access this comfortable space where they can meet other Indigenous students, study or simply relax in a home away from home environment.

The Indigenous Student Centre’s objectives are to ensure a smooth transition and a solid connection to Lambton College and cultural opportunities while providing ongoing support towards the successful completion of the student’s program.

Sean Lambton
 

Lambton College

Indigenous Student Centre

Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology Program

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program. Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Your Choice Your Future | Apprenticeship in Ontario

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Unions

Building a Better Canada, Thriving Communities and Better Workplaces. 

The Canadian Union of Skilled Workers is a community of workers, employers and other partners, leading in an era of social and economic change. CUSW strives to enable employment opportunities for all skilled workers across Canada and help employers to develop their businesses and opportunities for work across a variety of industries.

CUSW works closely with organizations like The Aboriginal Skilled Workers association (ASWA)  and the Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario (AABO)  to further the interests of, and to develop and promote a united group of highly skilled, fairly compensated and respected Aboriginal workers, supporting their families in healthy communities across Canada.

>We’re looking for good people like you! Membership in CUSW is open to those who subscribe and champion our values, beliefs and constitution. We are building a community of blended skilled knowledge workers inside and outside of the trades, progressive employers, entrepreneurs and partners.

Visit cusw.ca/membership to learn more about CUSW employment and apprenticeship.

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APPLY TODAY FOR THE CAREERS OF TOMORROW

Post-secondary education is important, but it doesn’t have to mean a university or college program that comes with sky-high tuition fees, a heavy debt load, and no guarantee of a job after graduation.

Construction is a booming industry and skilled tradespeople are in higher demand than ever before. The brand new state-of-the-art Local 1059 Training Centre will give you the skills and experience you need for a satisfying, well-paid, and stable career you can be proud of.

If you want:

  • Great pay
  • Stable, in-demand work
  • Health benefits
  • Pension

If you have:

  • Great work ethic
  • Ability to perform physically demanding and rewarding work
  • Grade 12 education or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license

Consider the skilled trades as a first choice career. 

Visit liunalocal1059.com to apply online, and find us on social media @LiUNA1059.

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UA Canada is the United Association of the Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry in the US and Canada. We offer careers in the Trades of Plumbing, Steamfitting-Pipefitting, Welding, Gasfitting, Sprinklerfitting, Oil Heat Systems, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanics, Instrumentation, and Metal Trades.

With over 56,000 members within our 32 Locals across the country, UA Canada has always supported our Indigenous members from coast to coast to coast. We are passionate about
recruiting in Indigenous communities to share our amazing trades with the Indigenous People of Canada. With our unbeatable benefits, pensions plans, and great wages, we have much to offer our members.

If you want a career that you can be proud of, provide an incredible service to your community, and be able to support your family with great income and benefits, then join the United Association of Canada!

www.uacanada.ca

How to join UA 527

The Power Workers’ Union Hiring Hall works with various employers to ensure there is a supply of qualified, dependable resources to support employer work programs.

There are a number of non-trades classifications and apprenticeship programs offered through the PWU Hiring Hall. Hiring Hall members are paid an attractive wage package including benefits and a retirement program.

Applications for the PWU Hiring Hall are accepted through the PWU website at https://www.pwu.ca/hiring-hall

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