Very little gets accomplished in our modern era without running water, gas and electricity. Careers in these areas offer exciting and dynamic opportunities.

Utilities are the services provided by companies that build and maintain the infrastructure that allows modern society to function. These include:

  • Water supply
  • Sewage
  • Natural gas
  • Electricity
  • Telecommunications

Just think of the infrastructure behind your ability to flick a light switch or turn on a tap. There are thousands of kilometres of electrical wire, both above and below ground, water and sewage pipes that go to and from every household in every town and city. There is a furnace in every single household and business, with the majority of them powered by natural gas that also travels through a system of pipes. Fibre optics have their own systems that carry telephone and internet connections, and then there are the cellular towers that make up part of that infrastructure. These services that are taken for granted—unless they stop working—are maintained by a wide array of individuals, from administrators and logistics managers to plumbers and gas fitters, powerline worker and electricians. New technologies often come online in these industries, so there is always something new to learn. Whether you prefer to work outdoors with your hands, are interested in sales and marketing, or are looking for an entry-level position, utilities offer long term opportunities.

This is a complete list of careers in this industry. Click a title to learn more.


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  • Operations Manager, Plumbing & Gasfitting

    See Opportunity, Jump On It: Nolan G. Martens

    Nolan Martens graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with an Honours degree in Criminology/Sociology. He was considering an MBA or law degree, when his dad suggested he consider the trades. It didn’t take long for Nolan to see the opportunity.