Electrician - Construction & Maintenance

Certificate of Qualification 309A

“I enjoy my job because I get to learn, install and put technology into action ahead of what comes to market. We work on the cutting edge.”

A Construction & Maintenance Electrician – plans, assembles, connects, installs, repairs, inspects, tests, verifies, and maintains electrical systems in various settings (i.e., residential, commercial, industrial). Electrical systems include heating, lighting, power, communications, security, renewable energy & storage systems. They do complex, difficult work in all kinds of conditions.


  • Lay out, assemble, install, repair, maintain, connect or test electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment & 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 & 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 said connections, & reinsulating and protecting conductor connections

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Numeracy, reading, communication & problem-solving skills

  • Willingness to work in the outdoors & at heights

  • Take your responsibilities seriously

  • Desire to work with your hands

  • Love of problem-solving

Employment Sectors

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Engineering Construction

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Self employed

  • Manufacturing and prefabrication

  • New home building and renovation

Apprenticeship Program

1800 hours pre-apprenticeship, followed by 8160 hours on-the-job training, supplemented by one 8-week, and two 10-week in-class technical training sessions.

Entrance Requirements

  • Senior English, math and physics credits from Ontario curriculum

  • High school transcript or high school diploma (equivalent GED)

Journeyperson Wage Rate

$50.92/Hr (2024 Provincial Average)

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

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