Applications are submitted externally through the OC website.
Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).
Contact OC for the next opening.
Not ready for an apprenticeship program? This Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) program may be of interest:
In the harmonized structure of Electrician Apprenticeship: Level 1, 2, 3 are common to Electrical and Industrial Electrician. Level-4 apprentices will take the specific trade that they were registered in: Construction Electrical (CE) or Industrial Electrical (IE).
This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
For updated details regarding Electrician, Construction, please review the ITA Accredited program profiles.
Individuals who wish to begin an apprenticeship in this program must register with the ITA along with their sponsors. Application forms for all programs are available from the ITA website. Online registration is also available for most programs though the ITA website.
Construction Electricians plan, design, assemble, install, alter, repair, verify, commission, connect, operate, maintain and decommission related electrical systems. Electrical systems provide heating, lighting, power, alarm, security, communication, and control in residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, transportation, marine and entertainment environments.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.
The technical training is made up of four levels. Each level is 10 weeks (300 hours) for a total of 1200 technical training hours. The first three levels are Common Core Electrician. After the third level, students choose either Construction Electrician or Industrial Electrician for the fourth level training. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, online, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 6000 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 200 weeks of training.
For details about the Pan-Canadian Harmonization Initiative and recent changes to the program structure, visit the ITA website OPSN 003.3
(Please refer to the BC Curriculum Comparison Chart for course equivalents)
One of:Recent Grade 12 graduate (within the past 5 years) with demonstrated mechanical aptitude, and:
Individuals who hold the credentials listed below are entitled to receive partial credit toward the completion requirements of this program.
Industrial Electrician- Certificate of Qualification
Industrial Electrician- Level 1 & 2 Technical Training
C of A (Issued in BC prior to February 2006) in any of the following: Marine Electrician, Industrial Electrician, Neon Electrician, Construction Electrician
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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