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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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 03 2023Jun 16 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Jun 16 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Jun 16 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Jan 16 2023Jun 30 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Jan 30 2023Jun 23 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Williams Lake

Jan 30 2023Jul 14 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Jan 30 2023Jul 14 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Jan 30 2023Jul 14 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Jan 30 2023Jul 13 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Jan 30 2023Jul 14 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Feb 06 2023Jul 21 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Feb 06 2023Jun 23 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

Duncan Ave. Penticton

Feb 06 2023Jul 20 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Feb 07 2023Jul 21 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Nicola Valley Institute of Tech.

Merritt

Feb 13 2023Aug 11 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 13 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 13 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 13 2023Jul 28 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 13 2023Jul 28 2023

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Okanagan College

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

Mar 07 2023Aug 18 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023Aug 25 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Apr 03 2023Sep 15 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Apr 11 2023Sep 22 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Apr 11 2023Sep 22 2023

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Apr 24 2023Oct 06 2023

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

May 01 2023Oct 13 2023

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

May 01 2023Oct 13 2023

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Camosun College

Interurban

May 23 2023Nov 03 2023

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jun 19 2023Dec 01 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jun 19 2023Dec 01 2023

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Jul 04 2023Dec 15 2023

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Jul 31 2023Jan 26 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jul 31 2023Jan 26 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jul 31 2023Jan 26 2024

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Jul 31 2023Jan 26 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Aug 01 2023Jan 26 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Aug 08 2023Feb 02 2024

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

5054 48th Ave SE Salmon Arm, BC

Aug 08 2023Jan 25 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Aug 08 2023Feb 02 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Aug 28 2023Feb 23 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Aug 29 2023Feb 16 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Sep 05 2023Feb 02 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Sep 05 2023Feb 23 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 05 2023Mar 01 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

DW Poppy Secondary - Langley

Sep 05 2023Mar 01 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

Princess Margaret Secondary - Surrey

Sep 05 2023Mar 01 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Oct 10 2023Apr 05 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Oct 10 2023Apr 05 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 10 2023Apr 05 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 10 2023Apr 05 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Oct 16 2023Apr 12 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Oct 23 2023Apr 19 2024

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Nov 14 2023May 10 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 02 2024Jun 14 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 03 2024Jun 14 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 03 2024Jun 14 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Jan 15 2024Jun 28 2024

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Jan 29 2024Jun 21 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Jan 29 2024Jul 12 2024

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North Island College

Campbell River

Jan 29 2024Jul 12 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Feb 05 2024Jul 19 2024

Electrician (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Burns Lake

Feb 05 2024Jul 19 2024

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Feb 05 2024Jun 28 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Williams Lake

Feb 05 2024Jul 19 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Feb 05 2024Jul 19 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

Duncan Ave. Penticton

Feb 05 2024Jul 18 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Feb 05 2024Jul 18 2024

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Feb 05 2024Jul 19 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

Vernon, BC

Feb 06 2024Jul 19 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 12 2024Jul 26 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 12 2024Jul 26 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 12 2024Jul 26 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 12 2024Jul 26 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Mar 05 2024Aug 16 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 11 2024Aug 23 2024

Electrical (Harmonized)

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