Job requirements Industrial Electrician in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as an industrial electrician in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Industrial electricians (NOC 72201).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a four- or five-year industrial electrician apprenticeship program or a combination of over five years of work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in industrial electrical equipment is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Trade certification for industrial electricians is compulsory in Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Manitoba and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, British Columbia and the Yukon.
  • Additional construction electrician certification may be required for industrial electricians when the employers are not owners of the industrial electrical equipment.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified industrial electricians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.

British Columbia

Job title Electrical Field Safety Representative
Regulatory body: Technical Safety BC
Job title Electrical Contractor (professional)
Regulatory body: Technical Saftey BC
Job title Electrician, Industrial
Regulatory body: Skilled Trades BC


Job title Industrial Electrician

New Brunswick

Job title Industrial Electrician

Nova Scotia

Job title Industrial Electrician
Job title Mine Electrician


Job title Industrial Electrician
Regulatory body: Ontario College of Trades


Job title Industrial Electrician (electricity)


Job title Industrial Electrician

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Red Seal endorsement


This job is eligible for Red Seal endorsement in some provinces and territories

When you get a Red Seal endorsement on your trade certificate, it lets employers know that you meet the national qualification standards for workers in your trade. Learn more about the Red Seal endorsement.

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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