Electricians install new electrical systems and test, replace, upgrade and service existing systems in all types of buildings and structures. There's also growing demand for specialized work with controls, fiber optics and communication and computer networks.
Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications
Test and measure voltage, loads, ground faults integrity of circuits
Install power generation, stand-by power generation and power conditioning systems
Connect power to audio and visual equipment
Renovate electrical systems in residential and commercial structures
Conduct preventive maintenance programs
What You’ll Need
High School: Completed: Grade 12 Recommended: Math 10 English 10 | Science 10
4 to 5 years, includes technical training, on-the-job training and exam. Journeyperson certificate awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.
Key Skills & Attributes
(technical training and on the job)
Reading, communication and numeracy skills
Problem solving/planning skills
Work experience with electrical equipment & digital technology programs
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Erect and install scaffolding, falsework and other working platforms
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Direct placement of concrete, check formwork and steel reinforcement materials
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Lay out patterns and fit and weld parts together
Install, repair and maintain boilers and heavy-metal products
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Detect and troubleshoot mechanical problems
Repair or replace defective machinery parts Assemble and install machinery and equipment using tools