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Industrial Electrical: Apprenticeship

  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
    $94 per week
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Contact: Judy Kolesar 250.489.8216
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    Judy Kolesar 250.489.8219 or
    1.877.489.2687 Loc 3216

Application Deadline Advice

Admission is based upon a first qualified, first-admitted principle which is based on the date and time the applicant meets all admission requirements. Early application is therefore recommended.

Red Seal

This is a Red Seal trade. Learn more about trade mobility within Canada at Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Training Schedule

Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).

View upcoming training dates on TTC.

Level: 03
Gold Creek
Level: 04
Gold Creek

This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:

Electrician, Industrial

ITA Source: 'Electrician, Industrial' profile.


Industrial Electricians inspect, install, test, troubleshoot, repair and service industrial electrical equipment and related electrical and electronic controls. Service also includes calibration and preventative/predictive maintenance. Industrial electricians are employed by maintenance departments of plants, mines, smelters, oil and gas rigs, platforms, mills, shipyards, factories, and other industrial establishments. Some are employed by electrical contractors.

The program combines technical training 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. 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, 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 2017 004.3 .

Training Content

Training modules are:
  • Essential Skills
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Circuit Concepts
  • Test Equipment
  • Drawing and Manuals
  • CEC, Regulations and Standards
  • Low Voltage Distribution Systems
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Control Circuits
  • Computer Systems
  • Electric Motors
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Power Distribution Systems
  • Power Supplies
  • Power Generation Equipment
  • Control and Monitoring Systems and Devices
  • Industry Sector Specific
  • Electronics



  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Physics 12
  • Mathematics 12
  • English 12

Red Seal Endorsement

The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country.  To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.

There are currently 56 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.

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