Job requirements Power System Electrician in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a power system electrician in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Power system electricians (NOC 7243).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a four-year apprenticeship program for power system electricians or A combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and some college or industry courses in electrical technology is usually required.
  • Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Manitoba, Alberta, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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 Power System Electrician Regulated Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office, Government of Alberta
British Columbia Power System Electrician Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Manitoba Power Electrician Regulated Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner
Ontario Relay And Instrumentation Technician Regulated Ontario College of Trades

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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