Trades Technology Pre-Employment
Pre-Employment Electrician - Overview
You’ll learn skills and grow knowledge through classroom work and a 4-week practicum.
You cover the same material as a first year apprentice. You’ll study electrical theory and the Canadian electrical code. You’ll be hands-on in the lab with control circuits, splicing, alarm systems and electric hand tools. There’s also safety training.
Once you’re finished the 12-week program you’re eligible to write the 1st year apprenticeship exam. Note: You do have to meet the electrical trade’s entrance requirements. Recommended are English 30-2, Math 30-3, and one grade 12 science course or a related career and technology studies (CTS) courses.
To become a journeyman electrician, you’ll complete 3 more technical training periods. Each year has a minimum number of on-the-job training hours. See the electrician page for more details.