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Industrial Electrician
4.5 years
Red Seal

Industrial electricians plan, assemble, install, repair, and maintain electrical equipment used in commercial and industrial buildings. They work with large electrical motors and massive power supplies, and they must check that electrical connections are safe and meet the electrical code. They spend much of the day standing on their feet and working at heights or in confined spaces.
Industrial Electrician

Certification Requirements
  • The Industrial Electrician apprenticeship consists of 8,160 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete one 8-week and two 10-week in-class technical training sessions.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are considered a journeyperson candidate. If you choose to challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam and pass, you become certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 9,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam to become certified as a journeyperson in this trade.
  • If you pass the Interprovincial Standards Examination, you qualify for Interprovincial Red Seal Certification.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.