Electrician

Note: This trade is transitioning to a Pan-Canadian Harmonized program, so it is important that Apprentices understand how that impacts their program path. Details on the transition can be found via the Industry Training Authority, or contact your trainer for the most current updates.

Electricians work in a wide variety of buildings and facilities - on everything from lighting and climate control systems, to communication equipment and thousands of other specific tools and devices. An Electrician's work involves assembling, installing, commissioning, testing, maintaining, servicing and operating electrical systems and equipment. Electricians typically work in three main settings: Construction, Industrial, and Institutional.

Construction electricians work either as employees who are part of a contractor's team, on both residential and commercial projects, or as independent electrical contractors on such projects.

Industrial electricians are typically employed on staff at large-scale industrial facilities such as pulp mills, hydroelectric dams, and mining and smelting operations.

Finally, most large institutions such as hospitals, school boards, universities and other public facilities have at least one electrician working as part of their maintenance department.

An Electrician is designated as a Construction Electrician under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Recommendations

Electricians must be capable of distinguishing colours to work with colour-coded wiring.

 

The following education is recommended: Recent grade 12 graduate (within 5 years); Principles of Math 11; Physics 11; English 12 or Communications 12.

 

The Apprenticeship Program is comprised of Levels 1-to-4 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 10 weeks (300 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 6,000 hours of work-based training.

 

The Foundation Program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Level 2 (refer to the Industry Training Authority for alternative paths into the occupation).

PROGRAM TYPES

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

DW Poppy Secondary - Langley

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

DW Poppy Secondary - Langley

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

DW Poppy Secondary - Langley

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Jan 09 2023Mar 17 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Jan 09 2023Mar 17 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Jan 09 2023Mar 17 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Jan 09 2023Mar 17 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Jan 09 2023Mar 17 2023

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North Island College

Campbell River

Jan 09 2023Mar 17 2023

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North Island College

Campbell River

Jan 09 2023Jan 11 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Jan 09 2023Mar 17 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Jan 09 2023Mar 17 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Jan 09 2023Mar 17 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Jan 30 2023Apr 07 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Feb 06 2023Apr 14 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Feb 06 2023Apr 14 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Feb 13 2023Apr 20 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Feb 13 2023Apr 20 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Feb 13 2023Apr 21 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Feb 14 2023Apr 21 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Feb 14 2023Apr 21 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Feb 14 2023Apr 21 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

DW Poppy Secondary - Langley

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

Garibaldi Secondary - Maple Ridge

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Campus

Date

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Contact

BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

DW Poppy Secondary - Langley

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

Princess Margaret Secondary - Surrey

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Contact

BCIT

DW Poppy Secondary - Langley

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 13 2023May 19 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Mar 20 2023May 26 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Mar 20 2023May 26 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Contact

North Island College

Campbell River

Mar 20 2023May 26 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Mar 20 2023May 26 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Mar 20 2023Mar 22 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Mar 27 2023Jun 02 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Mar 27 2023Jun 01 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Mar 28 2023Jun 02 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Apr 03 2023Jun 09 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Apr 03 2023Jun 09 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Apr 11 2023Jun 16 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Apr 17 2023Jun 23 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Apr 17 2023Jun 23 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Apr 17 2023Jun 23 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Apr 17 2023Jun 23 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

May 01 2023Jul 07 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

May 01 2023Jul 07 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

May 01 2023Jul 07 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

May 01 2023Jul 07 2023

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

May 02 2023Jul 07 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

May 02 2023Jul 07 2023

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

May 15 2023Jul 21 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

May 23 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

May 23 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

May 23 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

May 23 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

May 23 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

May 23 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

May 23 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

May 23 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

May 23 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

May 23 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

May 23 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

May 23 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)