Apprentice – Electrician (Union – 985725)


Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the world’s largest gold mining companies. Our people work together across locations in Australia, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Indonesia and in every location, our people live our values and share our vision of being the Miner of Choice. We’re committed to supporting a safe, diverse, and inclusive culture where our talents and differences are valued.

Our Red Chris Mine is located on the traditional territory of the Tahltan and we encourage qualified applicants from the local communities to apply. The mine itself is about 80 kms south of Dease Lake and 1700 kms north of Vancouver. We are a remote fly-in fly-out operation with marshalling points in Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Prince George, Smithers, and Calgary.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Apprentice – Electrician to join our Red Chris Mine in Northwest British Columbia with a competitive hourly rate of $39.77.


The goal of our Apprenticeship program is to provide you with the practical and theoretical experience to be successful in your chosen field. Working as part of a team, you’ll will play an important role in driving the success of our mining operations and you will have the opportunity to learn while participating in exciting projects.



Our Apprenticeship Program combines paid on-the-job training while learning in a classroom or shop setting. It takes about four years to complete an Apprenticeship program. To become a certified Tradesperson, you must:

– Complete the required on-the-job hours and the in-school training

– Pass the examinations

– Earn the recommendation of your sponsoring employer

As an Apprentice you’ll earn 75% of the full Journeyperson rate while you learn with further increases as you progress through your apprenticeship.



As an Apprentice you will add value to the team through your continuous skill development as you practice, learn, and progress through each level of the program. You will champion a strong commitment to safety leadership by identifying hazards and following all site safety and environmental procedures. You will have the opportunity to troubleshoot and diagnose issues to help make recommendations regarding repairs. We work in a remote area where sometimes you will be required to perform tasks that require physical strength and stamina such as: stooping, crawling, working while laying on your back, heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs), walking, and standing for periods of time inside and outdoors in extreme weather conditions. Successful candidates will register with the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) and will be required to attend in-school training and write the standard level exams through Level 4 to the Interprovincial Red Seal Exam to achieve a Certificate of Qualification (C of Q).


We are looking for Apprentices that are passionate, resourceful, resilient, flexible, and who share our values. We are currently looking for candidates in the following trades:

Apprentice – Electrician – 985725

 As per the Collective Agreement all position within the agreement must be posted as per Article.18.01 (a) Job vacancies will first be awarded to the senior qualified employee within the department, through an expression of interest process. (b) Vacancies will remain posted for a period of fourteen (14) calendar days. Postings may exceed fourteen (14) calendar days or be re-posted if successful candidates are not found.