Industrial Electricians

(NOC 7242)

What do Industrial Electricians do?

Industrial electricians read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics, and electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts of industrial electrical equipment installations, install, examine, replace, and repair electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fibre optic, and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures, and other electrical components, and test electrical / electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage, and resistance.

How to become: Industrial Electricians

You usually need a high school diploma.

To gain trade certification, you usually need either a four- or five-year industrial electrician apprenticeship program or a combination of over five years' work experience and some high school, college or industry courses in industrial electrical equipment.

Trade certification is compulsory in Prince Edward Island, Quebec and the Yukon. It is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Manitoba. According to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, these electricians in Canada require a Construction and Maintenance Licence.

Qualified industrial electricians may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor.

Most recent entrants have a trade / vocational certificate or a community college diploma.

Get more info on how to become an electrician.

Where to study for a career as: Industrial Electricians

Durham College
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electronics Engineering Technician Diploma; University Transfer
Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma; University Transfer; Advanced
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering Technician Diploma
Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma; Advanced
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering Technician Diploma
Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma; Online; Advanced
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Techniques Certificate
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma; Co-op; Advanced
Powerline Technician Diploma; Co-op
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Modified on August 16, 2023

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