Job requirements Construction Electrician Apprentice in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a construction electrician apprentice in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 7241).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a four- to five-year apprenticeship program is usually required.
  • Trade certification for construction electricians is compulsory in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Trade certification for electricians (domestic and rural) is compulsory in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario.
  • Trade certification for electrical control (machine) builders is available, but voluntary, in Ontario.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified construction 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 in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Alberta Electrician Regulated Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office, Government of Alberta
British Columbia Construction Electrician Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Full Entertainment Field Safety Representative Regulated British Columbia Safety Authority
Limited Entertainment Field Safety Representative Regulated British Columbia Safety Authority
Low Energy Systems Field Safety Representative Regulated British Columbia Safety Authority
Underground Raceway Installer Regulated British Columbia Safety Authority
Manitoba Construction Electrician Regulated Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner
Security Systems Installation Specialist Electrician Regulated Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner
Deep Well Pump Installer/repairer Regulated Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner
New Brunswick Construction Electrician Regulated Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, Government of New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Electrician Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division, Departmant of Advanced Education and Skills of Newfoundland and Labrador
Residential Electrician Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division, Departmant of Advanced Education and Skills of Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories Electrician Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades, Government of the Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia Construction Electrician Regulated Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
Nunavut Construction Electrician Regulated Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certification, Government of Nunavut
Ontario Electrician Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Electrician-domestic And Rural Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Prince Edward Island Construction Electrician Regulated Apprenticeship Training and Skilled Trade Certification, Government of Prince Edward Island
Québec Electrician (construction) Regulated Commission de la Construction du Québec
Security Systems Installation Specialist Electrician Regulated Commission de la Construction du Québec
Electrician Regulated Emploi Québec
Saskatchewan Construction Electrician Regulated Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Yukon Construction Electrician Regulated Apprenticeship and Tradesperson Qualifications, Yukon Education
Communication Electrician—construction Craft/toll Craft Regulated Apprenticeship and Tradesperson Qualifications, Yukon Education
Power System Electrician Regulated Apprenticeship and Tradesperson Qualifications, Yukon Education
Community Antenna Television Technician Regulated Apprenticeship and Tradesperson Qualifications, Yukon Education

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

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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