As we move beyond COVID-19, many industries and sectors will be competing for your skills and talents. This resource will to shed light on the opportunities that exist in the electricity sector and to provide you with tools and resources to illuminate the potential for transitioning from the tourism and hospitality industry to the Alberta electricity sector.
The electricity industry is involved in three main activities:
- the generation of electricity using various energy sources and technologies;
- the high-voltage transmission of electricity, usually over long distances, to bring electricity from power plants to end-use markets
- the distribution of electricity to end-users, usually through low-voltage local distribution power lines.
Over 100,000 people work in Canada’s electricity sector: some work in generation, transmission, and distribution, and others work in energy efficiency, smart systems, manufacturing, and all levels of the supply chain. In an industry as vibrant and diverse as electricity, you are destined to find an illuminating career opportunity!