Electrical Construction and Maintenance Apprenticeship

Area Of Interest

Skilled Trades

Program Code



The Electrician – Construction and Maintenance (309A) apprenticeship program is a comprehensive training designed to prepare apprentices for a career in various electrical systems settings, such as residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial environments. This program's scope includes:

  1. Scope of Practice: Tasks include laying out, assembling, installing, repairing, maintaining, connecting, and testing electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment, and wiring for systems like alarms, communication, lighting, heating, and power. Apprentices also plan installations, work with panel boards, switch boxes, and other electrical devices, and handle electrical conductor enclosures like conduits.

  2. Program Guidelines: The total training duration is 9,000 hours, with 840 hours of in-school training. The program follows a compulsory classification under the Skilled Trades Act 2021, and apprentices must achieve competency in all mandatory skills, complete in-school training as per the curriculum standard, and meet on-the-job hours benchmark.

  3. Skills for Success: The program emphasizes foundational skills crucial for work, learning, and social interaction in a fast-changing world. These skills assist in job acquisition, progression, and transitions, as well as community involvement and learning success.

  4. Standard of Performance: Apprentices are expected to perform all skills in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety legislation, Canadian Electrical Code, manufacturer’s specifications, design specifications, industry standards, job specifications, company policies, and client specifications.

  5. Additional Training and Certifications: Apprentices may opt for additional certifications and training, such as First Aid and CPR, WHMIS, Working at Heights, Lock out and tag out training, CSA Z462 training (including arc flash), Confined Space Awareness, Fire Alarm Certification, and others to enhance their skills and safety knowledge​​​​.


Apprenticeship Program Fees

This program focuses on electrical skills for construction and maintenance. The Level 1 fee is $400.00.

Please check for any fee changes before enrolling.


Important Information About All Apprenticeship Training Programs

Electrical – Construction and Maintenance Apprenticeship is generally trained in areas such as:

  • Canadian Electric Code
  • Instrumentation
  • Monitoring and Communications Systems
  • Electrical Theory
  • Prints – Advanced level only
  • Electronics
  • PLC’s

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Electrician – Construction and Maintenance (309A) apprenticeship program, graduates can look forward to a diverse range of employment opportunities in various sectors. This program equips apprentices with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the electrical trade, opening doors to numerous career paths in both the public and private sectors. Here are some of the key employment areas for program graduates:

  1. Residential and Commercial Construction: Skilled electricians are in high demand for new construction projects, renovations, and maintenance work in residential and commercial buildings.
  2. Industrial Settings: Opportunities in industrial environments, such as manufacturing plants, where maintenance and installation of electrical systems are crucial.
  3. Institutional Environments: Roles in schools, hospitals, and government buildings, focusing on the installation, maintenance, and repair of complex electrical systems.
  4. Utility Companies: Employment with power generation and distribution companies, working on grid systems, substations, and renewable energy projects.
  5. Self-Employment: Many electricians opt to start their own business, providing services directly to clients or as contractors.
  6. Consultancy and Design: For those with a penchant for planning and design, roles in electrical system design and consultancy offer a different career trajectory.
  7. Maintenance and Repair Services: Ongoing opportunities in maintenance departments of various organizations, ensuring the reliability and safety of electrical systems.
  8. Teaching and Training: Experienced electricians can transition into teaching roles in trade schools or apprenticeship programs, sharing their knowledge with the next generation.
  9. Specialized Fields: Specializations in areas such as renewable energy, smart home technology, or high-voltage systems offer unique career opportunities.
  10. Government and Regulatory Bodies: Roles in inspection, compliance, and enforcement of electrical standards and safety regulations.

The program's comprehensive training, which includes foundational skills, practical experience, and adherence to safety and industry standards, ensures that graduates are well-prepared for these diverse career paths. The demand for skilled electricians continues to grow, making this a stable and rewarding career choice.

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Larry Prystanski

Program Coordinator
(807) 475-6283

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