Electrician - Construction & Maintenance

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Certificate of Qualification 309A
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Electrician - Construction & Maintenance prepare, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in all types of buildings and structures. They do complex, difficult work in all kinds of environmental conditions.

Key Skills & Attributes

Numeracy, reading, communication & problem-solving skills

Willingness to work in the outdoors and at heights

Take your responsibilities seriously

Desire to work with your hands

Love of problem solving

Being a team player

Entrance Requirements

  • High school graduate

  • Good grades in high school Physics, Math, and English

Apprenticeship Program

One of the advantages of apprenticeship is that you are paid while you learn. An electrical apprenticeship is 9,000 hours, which is broken down to five terms of 1,800 hours. Your apprenticeship will last about 5 years, with periods of on-the-job training alternating with college terms. This is a compulsory trade and apprentices must write and pass the Certificate of Qualification.


  • Lay out, assemble, install, repair, maintain, connect or test electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment and wiring systems

  • Plan proposed installations and install panel boards, switch boxes, pull boxes and other related electrical devices

  • Measure, cut, thread, bend, assemble and install conduits and other types of electrical conductor enclosures that connect panels, boxes, outlets and other related electrical devices

  • Install brackets, hangers or equipment for supporting electrical equipment

  • Install or pull electrical conductors

  • Prepare conductors for splicing of electrical connections, securing conductor connections by mechanical or other means and reinsulating and protecting conductor connections

  • Test electrical equipment for proper function

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Did you know?

Advances in technology have impacted the electrical trade more than any other trade and there is an increasing demand for well-trained skilled electricians.


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers