Thank you for your interest in applying for a position with FortisAlberta! We’re always excited to meet candidates interested in working with us. Here is what you can expect during the application process.

Applying to FortisAlberta

Applications to positions within FortisAlberta are made using our online portal. If you are applying for the first time, you’ll be prompted to create a profile and upload your resume. Once your profile has been completed you will be able to log in, apply to any positions you’re interested, and update your profile.

Feel free to include any additional information on your profile, such as a cover letter. This step is optional, but it does help us get to know you better. 

FortisAlberta is committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels respected and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. This commitment includes our recruitment practices, where employing a workforce that is broadly reflective of the diverse communities we serve is important to us. We would appreciate you answering some demographic questions as you create your profile. These questions are completely voluntary and will take less than a minute of your time. Your information is not attached to your application, nor is it shared with anyone in the hiring process. It is used at an aggregate level to measure our progress in attracting and hiring equity deserving groups.   

FortisAlberta's Recruitment Process

Once you’ve applied to a position with us, we will review your profile when the posting closes. We look at each and every candidate that applies to a position, and our Human Resources team works closely with our business leaders to shortlist candidates for their teams. 

Once we have reviewed and shortlisted candidates we’d like to meet with, we typically set up introductory calls that are followed by one or more interviews with a selection team. We may include various assessments or tests if required. 

Once we have identified the candidate we’re interested in hiring, we will complete pre-employment checks. These may include professional reference checks, criminal record checks, credential verifications, and for safety-sensitive positions an alcohol and drug (A&D) test as well as a physical assessment.

FortisAlberta’s Human Resources team will then make a formal offer – the final step before welcoming you to our team!

The whole recruitment process from the time a position is approved to when we welcome a new team member on their first day is approximately six to eight weeks. 

We strive to add top professionals to our team as quickly as possible. We also understand candidates may have multiple opportunities they are considering, so we appreciate your patience and will do our best to keep in touch with you throughout the recruitment process if you are shortlisted.

We receive a significant number of job applications and appreciate the time, effort, and consideration every candidate puts into their resume and application. However, we will only contact those candidates who have been shortlisted for a role they have applied to.

On occasion we may reach out to you for a role that is different from the one you applied to. This is because we feel you might be an excellent fit for another opportunity within FortisAlberta, and would like to discuss this opportunity with you as well.

All emails from FortisAlberta’s Talent Services team will be sent through a FortisAlberta employee’s email account.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Can I apply in person? We will only consider applications that are submitted to our online portal. 

How can I confirm that my application was received? Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you don’t receive it, be sure to check your junk mail folder.

Who can I contact if I encounter issues when applying? If you encounter issues when submitting your application, please email We check this email address frequently and will respond to issues when we can. Please do not use this email to submit your resume – please only submit it through our online portal.

Can I talk to a recruiter or hiring manager? We appreciate that you may want the opportunity to speak directly to a member of a selection team. However, we will only be contacting those candidates who have been shortlisted.

When will I be contacted for an interview? We review applicants once a position has closed, and will shortlist candidates and contact them as quickly as we can. This can take some time however – we appreciate your patience!

How can I prepare for an interview with FortisAlberta? Interviews are stressful enough for candidates. We believe in creating a psychologically safe interview where you can showcase your skills and abilities, as well as get to know our team and FortisAlberta’s culture. We want to get to know you, not just your skills. We want to know what excites you about potentially coming to work with us, as well as showcase what makes us an exceptional place for you join and grow your career.

You will be interviewed by at least two of our team members, who will ask about your relevant skills and competencies. We also want to know about what kinds of projects and work motivate you, and what your career goals are. We also want to give you time to interview us as you consider your next career move! 

Do I need to provide references? If we are interested in potentially making a offer to you, we will ask for two or more professional references to contact. We will let you know before we contact them. You are not required to provide references until this stage of the recruitment process.

Will I be notified if I am not the successful candidate? We do strive to keep in contact with all candidates we have shortlisted and interviewed. However, if you have been interviewed and are waiting for feedback, feel free to contact the Human Resources team member working on the position if you are uncertain if you are still being considered. 

I didn’t get the position. Now what? We understand you may be disappointed to not be offered a position. We appreciate the amount of time you invested in the recruitment process and getting to know us. We also would appreciate the opportunity to consider you for other postings and would certainly consider your application in the future.

I got an offer! What are next steps! FortisAlberta’s Human Resources team and your new supervisor will work together to prepare for your first day. You will start with mandatory compliance training and policy reviews as you settle into your new position. Over the coming weeks you will have a lot to learn – but your new team will be there to support you and make sure you succeed in your new role!