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 Industry Training Authority for alternative paths into the occupation).

TRADE TRAINING PROGRAM TYPES

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Aug 02 2022Jan 27 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

Vernon, BC

Aug 02 2022Jan 20 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Aug 02 2022Jan 26 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Aug 02 2022Jan 27 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Aug 02 2022Jan 27 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Aug 02 2022Jan 27 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Aug 02 2022Jan 27 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Aug 08 2022Feb 03 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Aug 29 2022Feb 24 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Aug 29 2022Feb 24 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Aug 29 2022Feb 24 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Aug 30 2022Feb 17 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 06 2022Mar 03 2023

Electrician - Harmonized

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North Island College

Campbell River

Sep 06 2022Feb 24 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Sep 06 2022Mar 03 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

DW Poppy Secondary - Langley

Sep 06 2022Mar 03 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

Princess Margaret Secondary - Surrey

Sep 06 2022Mar 03 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Sep 19 2022Mar 17 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Oct 11 2022Apr 06 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Oct 11 2022Apr 06 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 11 2022Apr 06 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 11 2022Apr 06 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Oct 17 2022Apr 14 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Oct 17 2022Apr 14 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Oct 24 2022Apr 21 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Nov 14 2022May 12 2023

Electrician - Harmonized

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 03 2023Jun 16 2023

Electrician (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

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Williams Lake

Jan 30 2023Jul 14 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Jan 30 2023Jul 14 2023

Electrician - Harmonized

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North Island College

Campbell River

Jan 30 2023Jul 14 2023

Electrical (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Port Alberni - Tebo

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

Electrician (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

Electrician (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Feb 07 2023Jul 21 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

Electrical (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Mar 07 2023Aug 18 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 13 2023Aug 25 2023

Electrician (Harmonized)

INSTITUTIONS THAT OFFER THE PROGRAM BUT HAVE NO ACTIVELY SCHEDULED INTAKES

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Nicola Valley Institute of Tech.

Merritt

Aug 23 2021Feb 18 2022

Electrical (Harmonized)

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