PLT Apprenticeship Program

FortisAlberta’s Power Line Technicians (PLTs) are responsible for the construction and maintenance of power lines throughout our service area.

Train while you work to become a PLT

Becoming a PLT requires highly specialized training. Employees are trained at our state-of-the-art and award-winning Employee Development Centre (EDC) in Red Deer, using a program that equips our apprentices with the skills they need to support the delivery of reliable power in the safest and most efficient manner possible.

During each of the first three years of the program, apprentices undergo a minimum of 1,525 hours of paid on-the-job training, and four to five weeks of technical training and examinations at the EDC facility. In the fourth year, apprentices complete a minimum of 1,800 hours of paid additional on-the-job training and are certified with a national Red Seal certificate upon successful completion of the final exam.


Participants in the Power Line Technician Apprenticeship Program must have:

  • High School diploma;
  • Grade 12 English;
  • Grade 12 Math; and
  • Valid class 1-5 license.

Successful candidates must meet the following conditions:

  • live within 40 kilometres of the assigned service point office;
  • be required to produce a current driver's abstract; and
  • be subject to a criminal background check.

How to apply

  • apply to any location where you currently live or where you would consider moving, within 40 kilometres of your preferred location;
  • check the website often as we post new opportunities regularly; and
  • to gain experience, consider applying to one of our Temporary Labourer roles as they become available.

View our current opportunities


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