Electricians install new electrical systems and test, replace, upgrade and service existing systems in all types of buildings and structures. There’s also growing demand for specialized work with controls, fiber optics and communication and computer networks.
You have strong math skills.
You can interpret blueprints.
You like working with digital programs.
- Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications
- Test and measure voltage, loads, ground faults integrity of circuits
- Install power generation, stand-by power generation and power conditioning systems
- Connect power to audio and visual equipment
- Renovate electrical systems in residential and commercial structures
- Conduct preventive maintenance programs
Key Skills & Attributes
(technical training and on the job)
- Reading, communication and numeracy skills
- Problem solving/planning skills
- Hand-eye coordination
- Physical fitness
- Work experience with electrical equipment & digital technology programs
What You’ll Need
Completed: Grade 12
Recommended: Math 10 | English 10 | Science 10
4 to 5 years, includes technical training, on-the-job training and exam. Journeyperson certificate awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.