Electricians

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What do Electricians do?

Electricians lay out, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in buildings and other structures.

How to become: Electricians

You usually need a high school diploma.

You usually need a four- to five-year apprenticeship program.

Trade certification is compulsory for construction electricians in all provinces/territories except Manitoba. It is available, but voluntary, in Manitoba.

Trade certification is compulsory for domestic and rural electricians in Ontario and Quebec. It is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland.

According to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, you need a Construction and Maintenance Licence.

Qualified 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.

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Where to study for a career as: Electricians

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrician (Construction and Maintenance) Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrician Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrician Certificate; Apprenticeship
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NAIT
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrician Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Algonquin College - Pembroke Campus
Pembroke, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrician (Construction and Maintenance) (Pre-Apprentice) Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Modified on December 15, 2023

How much do Electricians make?

Low:
$37,440
Average:
$62,400
High:
$89,648

Job openings for Electricians

Job Seekers:
20,100
Job Openings:
23,300