Electrical Apprentices work in construction, usually as part of a contractor’s team on both residential and commercial construction projects. The apprentice level training provides provincially certified apprenticeship training for registered Electrician apprentices in Level 1, 2, 3, and 4. The Electrical apprenticeship program consists of 4 years of on–the–job experience combined with in–school technical training in order to become eligible to write the Interprovincial (Red Seal) examination for journeyperson certification.

To find out how to register for technical training, please visit our Apprenticeship programs or call 250-740-6227. Each level is associated with 10 week technical training sessions. The 4 levels of the apprenticeship program are listed below:

Level 1 (10 weeks)

  • Use Safe Work Practices
  • Apply Circuit Concepts
  • Use Test Equipment
  • Read and Interpret Drawings and Manuals
  • Install Low Voltage Distribution Systems
  • Install Electrical Equipment
  • Install Control Circuits and Devices.

Level 2 (10 weeks)

  • Use Essential Skills
  • Apply Circuit Concepts
  • Use Test Equipment
  • Read and Interpret Drawings and Manuals
  • Install Low Voltage Distribution Systems
  • Install Electrical Equipment
  • Install Control Circuits and Devices

Level 3 (10 weeks)

  • Apply Circuit Concepts
  • Use Test Equipment
  • Read and Interpret Drawings and Manuals
  • Install Low Voltage Distribution Systems
  • Install Electrical Equipment
  • Intall Control Circuits and Devices

Level 4 (10 weeks)

  • Apply Circuit Concepts
  • Use Test Equipment
  • Read and Interpret Drawings and Manuals
  • Install Low Voltage Distribution Systems
  • Install Electrical Equipment
  • Install Control Circuits and Devices
  • Install Signal and Communication Systems
  • Install High Voltage Systems

Note: apprentices who graduated from the Electrical Foundation program may receive credit for level 1.

Upon successful completion of all 4 years of technical training, verification of work based training hours, successful completion of the Interprovincial Exam, students will receive their Electrical Red Seal Certification.

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