Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship

Area Of Interest

Skilled Trades

Program Code



The Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship is a comprehensive program designed to equip apprentices with the skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience necessary to excel in the industrial electrical trade. This program focuses on various key aspects of the industrial electrician's role, including installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of complex electrical systems in an industrial setting.

Key Features

  • In-depth Training: Apprentices will learn to lay out, inspect, assemble, install, and maintain a wide range of electrical fixtures, control equipment, and wiring systems specific to industrial environments. This includes motors, generators, distribution systems, lighting systems, and more.

  • Skill Development: The program emphasizes developing skills in systematically diagnosing faults in electrical and electronic systems, repairing or replacing components, and ensuring the efficient operation of various industrial electrical systems.

  • Hands-On Experience: Apprentices gain practical experience in measuring, cutting, threading, bending, assembling, and installing conduits and other electrical conductor raceways, along with splicing and terminating electrical conductors.

  • Safety and Compliance: A strong focus is placed on following safety procedures, particularly when working with hazardous substances and electrical hazards, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.

  • Updated Curriculum: Reflecting the changes in the industry, the program incorporates the latest skills such as handling arc flash and arc blast rated personal protective equipment, working with automated control systems, and understanding new wiring systems and power distribution methods.

  • Red Seal Trade Accreditation: As a Red Seal trade, this program aligns with the highest standards of the electrical trade, allowing for national recognition of the skills and knowledge acquired.

Program Structure

  • Duration: The apprenticeship duration aligns with industry standards, offering a balanced mix of on-the-job training and in-class theoretical learning.
  • Updated Training Standards: Following the implementation of the new standard as of February 1, 2018, the program includes expanded skill sets and updated competencies to meet current industry demands.

Ideal Candidate

This program is ideal for individuals who have an interest in electrical systems, problem-solving, and working in industrial environments. Candidates should be prepared for physically demanding work and have an aptitude for technical tasks and safety compliance.


Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship Program Fees

Unique in its structure, this program only runs for Level 3 at $500.00.

Fees are subject to change, and it is advisable to confirm the current fees for accurate planning.


Important Information About All Apprenticeship Training Programs

An Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship is generally trained in areas such as:

  • Canadian Electrical Code
  • Installation Methods
  • Electrical Theory
  • Industrial Fluid Power – Advanced level only
  • Prints
  • Instrumentation
  • Monitor and Communications

Employment Opportunities

Diverse Career Paths

The Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship program opens the door to a wide array of employment opportunities in various sectors. Graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to excel in diverse industrial settings, including but not limited to:

  • Manufacturing Plants: Involves working with complex machinery and production line electrical systems, focusing on installation, maintenance, and optimization of electrical components.
  • Power Generation and Distribution: Opportunities in energy production facilities, such as hydroelectric, solar, and wind power plants, as well as roles in electrical distribution networks.
  • Automotive Industry: Specialized roles in the automotive sector, particularly in plants that focus on the manufacturing and assembly of vehicles, dealing with automated and robotic systems.
  • Mining and Resource Extraction Industries: Working in environments that require robust electrical systems, including mining operations and natural resource processing plants.
  • Petrochemical and Chemical Industries: Roles in industries that require intricate electrical systems for process control and safety systems in chemical processing plants.

Advanced Roles and Specializations

As industrial electricians gain experience, they can advance into more specialized or senior roles, such as:

  • Maintenance Supervisor: Overseeing maintenance teams and scheduling repairs and preventive maintenance activities in industrial settings.
  • Electrical Project Manager: Managing large-scale electrical projects, including planning, execution, and compliance with industry standards.
  • Control Systems Specialist: Specializing in automated control systems, including programming and maintenance of PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) and other automated machinery.
  • Safety Compliance Officer: Focusing on ensuring electrical safety standards are met, conducting safety audits, and training staff on safety protocols.

Growing Industries

With the constant evolution of technology and a growing focus on renewable energy and automation, industrial electricians are in high demand in sectors that are at the forefront of innovation, such as:

  • Renewable Energy: As the world shifts towards sustainable energy sources, opportunities in solar, wind, and other renewable energy sectors are expanding.
  • Automation and Robotics: With the increased adoption of automation in manufacturing and other industries, skilled electricians are needed to install, maintain, and troubleshoot these advanced systems.

Employment Stability and Advancement

  • Stable Career Choice: Industrial electricians benefit from a stable career path due to the essential nature of electrical systems in industrial operations.
  • Opportunities for Advancement: With experience and ongoing education, industrial electricians can advance to higher-paying roles and take on more responsibilities.
  • Red Seal Accreditation: As a Red Seal trade, certified industrial electricians have the opportunity to work across Canada, enhancing job mobility and opportunities.
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Larry Prystanski

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(807) 475-6283

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