Electricians

(NOC 7241)
+21.38%
 

Requirement

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.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma
Certificate
Diploma
Post-diploma
Associate

Useful Experience/Skills

Maintenance
Construction
Appliance repair
Diagrams/drawings
Troubleshooting

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Math
Industrial Arts (Electricity)
English

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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Algonquin College - Pembroke Campus
Pembroke, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrician (Construction and Maintenance) (Pre-Apprentice) Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Modified on May 14, 2012