Electrician, Design (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 23 August 2018
They are a big company that was run good before it got bought by Canem Systems the estimators dont bid on jobs properly so if everything gets done right the first time without any complications and goes really smooth and organized there is room for a little profit but when does that happen!
Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 19 June 2018
A lot of favoritism. Constant threat of lay offs. Lay off rumors started by foreman to get more production out of people. If you spend all of your time in the office instead of workig diligently, you will have a chance to advance within the company. You will do the same job multiple times on cost plus jobs. Company makes more money this way. Remand center was 500 million over budget and the electrical or data/Com fails constantly. Nait LRT had a ton of Electrical problems too. As an apprentice you will be learning from subpar electricians.
Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 June 2018
The Prefab method that they use is a very practical and important way to start an apprentice ship, you gain the knowledge of the basics of using tools and the trade in general, all in a supervised environment. most of the guys that I worked for and with were excellent. The problem was with the office management, they over hire when work is getting good and scramble to layoff when work slows down, not a ton of job security as a young apprentice, however that is also the climate of the industry right now due to the economic downturn
Electrician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 September 2018
I started my Electrical apprenticeship with Canem back in 2006 and was placed on a team that had ongoing renovation contracts with a select hospital/university.
Our two managers were very good at their jobs and had an ability to both teach you anything you wanted to learn, whether it be installation practices, tips or estimation/leadership questions.
The workplace culture with other Canem employees was very good. I was able to build relationships with this crew, feel connected, supported and trained properly. I can't recall ever having a bad day (other than not being able to grasp something) and always had support above or alongside me.
The hardest part of the job was in the initial stages, as a 1st and 2nd year apprentice, learning everything at once.
The most enjoyable part of this job was the care, compassion and helpful nature of all employees and management. I didn't feel afraid to ask a question. I felt like everyone was there to help each other succeed.
Great Crew. Work/Life Balance. Job Stability.
Interacting with University Students was sometimes a bit of a task
It was good; I am no longer interested in this feild.
Canem Systems Labourer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 May 2018
The overall rating is 50% the job security was good. I was satisfied with the benefits. There would be a barbeque some Friday's. I was unaware of how physical the job was; I used to be interested in this field. I would not return if given the opportunity. 50% on overall rating is because I am not interested in this field.
Electrician Foreman (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 24 April 2018
Canem was a second family for me. They take really good care of their guys and I was proud to work for them. One of the great things about Canem is how they supply tools for the jobs other companies do not provide, such as drills and drill bits.
Electrical Apprentice (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 January 2018
I worked here for under a year and despite my needing certain special treatments they continued to employ me and help to further my career. They were flexible with my start time and understanding of days off needed to care for my children long before they legally needed to be. They have great conflict resolution methods between coworkers and management and really do work hard for those who work hard for them
Great management, Great conflict resolution, Lots of overtime available, Highly invested in their employees
good place to work just wasn't enough work to last
general forman (Current Employee) – Alberta – 15 March 2018
getting work orders ready every morning managing the crews on work ability making sure work quoties were met for the day. learning the different ways of work that each company had and finding ways of improving them.
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 January 2018
Canem was always great to me. I worked with them on a few different occasions. one time it landed me in the arctic circle up in Inuvik. that was a pretty cool experience. you really get to know some of the guys well when you're in situations like that. overall I enjoyed Canem. I was going through some personal challenges when I got laid off from Canem, & the company I felt was doing the same. Hoping one day maybe we could consider working together again soon.
Great productive team
sometimes longer hours, but its a lot easier with a great crew
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 December 2017
I worked for Canem on a few different sites. Never had an issue with any of the management. As a female electrician this was one of only a few companies I can say that I was treated fairly, and equally. I would apply again if the opportunity arose.
Electrical Apprentice (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 12 December 2017
would have been nice, if honesty was there. was disapointed after driving 1500 miles for work something i've always wanted to do. now im laid off, can't apply on EI and now seems like my dream has been ripped away from me.