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Electrician – Domestic and Rural
3 to 4 years
Red Seal

Domestic and rural electricians install, repair, test, and service electrical and electronic systems in residential and commercial buildings. They ensure that all electrical connections are safe and meet the electrical code. Electricians install wiring and electrical equipment in buildings before the walls are put into place.
Construction Electrician

Certification Requirements
  • The Domestic and Rural Electrician apprenticeship consists of 7,200 hours of combined on-the-job and in-class technical training.
  • Apprentices must complete one 8-week and one 10-week in-class technical training session.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are considered a journeyperson candidate. You must challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam and pass to become certified as a journeyperson and be legally allowed to work in the trade in Ontario.
  • A person with at least 7,200 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.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 10 or equivalent. Note: High school graduation is recommended. Employers often require more than the minimum educational requirements set by the province. They may also prefer apprentices who have taken certain courses related to their program.

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