Started in the Electrical trade working in construction at a potash mine West of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. From there he has worked in most aspects of the electrical trade. Having worked in construction, commissioning and maintenance aspects in the trade.

Norm has worked in the commercial industrial and mining industries.

He also operated his own electrical company for a number of years.

Throughout he has worked in a number of hard rock mining operations in uranium, gold, and diamonds. In that time he has gained a strong knowledge high medium and low voltage switchgear, power generation, and distribution protection and controls.