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Our dedicated and motivated employees are committed to serving our customers and making the communities in which we work and live a better place.

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Power Up Your Future with a Career at Hydro Ottawa!

Wherever you’re working today, Hydro Ottawa has a great opportunity worth considering. Ask our people what it’s like to work here and here’s what they’ll tell you.

By distributing and generating reliable and sustainable electricity and working to conserve energy, each one of us plays a part in empowering the lives of our customers. Our work means lights on in the classroom or workplace, heat warming cold winter nights, stoves working for family dinners – it means all the activities that make up our lives are there when we need them. It’s one reason why we’re one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers.

Hydro Ottawa is about people. We’re a family that values the different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds of our employees. We focus on friendly and supportive relationships with one another. That means everything from smiles and hellos in the hallways to holiday parties with the kids. It means asking about your weekend and taking care of each other in times of need.

We have deep roots in our community, and are established from companies that provided an essential service to homes and businesses for over 100 years. With that heritage comes an expectation that we will be a good neighbour – engaged, responsive, willing to lend a hand, and a good steward of the environment we all share. Check out some of the initiatives that have made us one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.

There’s all this and so much more to working at Hydro Ottawa. We place a high priority on protecting the health and safety of our employees and our community. We provide safe work practices training for all employees consistent with industry best practices, and our company's safety performance is solid.

In a stable industry, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental and vision care; disability and life protection; a defined benefit pension plan; a wellness program that includes on-site fitness facilities, and in line with our belief in community, one paid volunteer day per year. Take a look at some of the volunteer activities employees have chosen to participate in here.

You’re the kind of person who believes that what you do is more than just a job – and you’re looking to be a part of a team that believes that, too.

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Career Opportunities

Come Work With Us! One of these opportunities might be just what you are looking for.

Hydro Ottawa is committed to establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, and we invite you to contact us with questions about accessibility or accommodation.

Selected candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

National Capital Region’s Top Employers 2019 – For the tenth consecutive year, Hydro Ottawa has been recognized as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers. As part of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, this award recognizes the region’s most exceptional places to work by identifying those employers that lead in attracting and retaining top talent.
Top Employers for Young People 2019 – This award recognizes Hydro Ottawa for engaging youth in the workplace. Our dedication is exemplified through our educational partnerships, and summer student and cooperative education programs, and apprenticeship and internship opportunities, which offer young people meaningful and interesting work experiences.
2017 Canadian HR Award for Next Generation Employee Innovation of the Year. This award highlights our partnerships with Algonquin College in both the design and delivery of the two-year Powerline Technician Diploma Program and the Training Delivery Agent (TDA) in the training and certification of Powerline Apprentices, our summer and co-op student experience, our apprentice and engineering internship programs, and how these programs ensure that younger workers meaningfully contribute to the company and our community early in their careers.
Canada's Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.
2019 Canada’s Greenest Employers – Hydro Ottawa has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. This award recognizes that our commitment to sustainability extends beyond generating clean electricity to ensuring the environment is taken into consideration throughout every facet of our operations. This includes the provision of energy conservation tips and incentives to our customers.
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Career Opportunities

Come Work With Us!

One of these opportunities might be just what you are looking for.

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