Construction Electrician Apprenticeship


Electricians work in a wide variety of buildings and facilities, on everything from lighting and climate control systems, to communication equipment and thousands of other specific tools and devices.  An Electrician's work involves assembling, installing, commissioning, testing, maintaining, servicing and operating electrical systems and equipment. 

In this 4-year apprenticeship, the apprentice works in industry and attends school for 10 weeks each year. These four 10 week blocks of technical training and 4 years of on the job training will progress the apprentice through the full spectrum of learning required to become a Red Seal Construction Electrician. 

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Admission Requirements 

  • You must be a registered apprentice within BC.
  • Persons wishing to become apprentices must be employed with a business that employs a qualified journeyperson Electrician. The Industry Training Authority (ITA) sets up a registration for apprenticeship between the apprentice, the employer and the ITA.

Program Outline

Level 1 (10 weeks)

  • Fundamentals
  • DC Circuits
  • Electromagnetism & Applications
  • Meters & Test Equipment – Part 1
  • Electrical Prints and Drawings
  • AC Motor Controls - Part 1
  • Electrical Code & Wiring – Part 1
  • Industrial Power Electronics – Part 1 

Level 2 (10 weeks)

  • Alternating Current Fundamentals
  • Meters & Test Equipment – Part 2
  • Single Phase Alternating Current Circuits
  • Circuit Protection Devices
  • Single-Phase Transformers
  • Alternating current Motor Controls – Part 2
  • Lighting
  • Industrial Power Electronics – Part 2
  • Electrical Code & Wiring – Part 2 
Level 3 (10 weeks)

  • Three-Phase Alternating Current Circuits
  • Three-Phase Transformers
  • Direct-Current Machines and Controls
  • Alternating Current Machines
  • Alternating Current Motor Controls – Part 3
  • Industrial Power Electronics – Part 3
  • Electrical Code & Wiring – Part 3
  • Final Examination

Level 4 (10 weeks)

  • Applied Trade Concepts
  • Industrial Computing
  • Digital Logic
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • High Voltage Installations
  • Modern Building Systems
  • Automated Control Systems
  • Variable Speed Drives
  • Electrical Code and Print Reading

Program Fees:

  • For tuition information visit Apprenticeship Tuition Fees.
  • Students must supply approved safety boots and coveralls.
  • Income support for apprentices attending technician-training courses is provided by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) through regular employment insurance eligibility.
  • For financial and other useful documents visit Important Documents

Employment Opportunities

The apprentice will write the Red Seal examination on the last day of the level 4 technical training class.  Successful completion provides the apprentice with the Certificate of Qualification as a Red Seal Construction Electrician.

Red Seal certified workers can work anywhere in Canada where their trade is designated. Labour mobility is essential for the Canadian workforce. For skilled tradespeople, the Red Seal is the recognized passport to mobility in trades across Canada.  

How to Apply

Applications can be completed online here or over the phone. There is no application fee.

Click here to view the apprenticeship schedule. 

Program Contact:

Apprenticeship Office

(250) 762-5445 (local 4880)
Toll Free: 1-800 621-3038