Trades & Technology Apprenticeship
Electrician - Overview
Combine your aptitude for math, mechanical ability and manual dexterity. Add in an ability work in high places. Plus you can distinguish colours when working with colour-coded wiring.
Electricians install, alter, repair and maintain electrical systems designed to provide heat, light, power, control, signal or fire alarms for all types of buildings.
You’ll learn about:
- Canadian Electrical Code
- heating and cooling systems
- three phase principles
- circuit fundamentals plus RLC, magnetic control, and switching circuits
- fire alarm systems
Your apprenticeship is 4 years. For the first 3 years, you have an 8-week technical training period and a minimum of 1,500 hours of on-the-job training per year. Your final training period is 12 weeks with 1,350 hours of on-the-job training.
Some electricians specialize in different areas such as residential, commercial, institutional and industrial.