Construction Electrician (CE) Apprenticeship

*CE Apprenticeship training is currently undergoing Harmonization*

The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) is currently undertaking the Harmonization Initiative with 30 Red Seal Endorsed trades by 2020.  The goal of harmonization is to align apprenticeship systems across Canada by making the apprenticeship training requirements more consistent between Provinces and Territories to allow for apprentice mobility.

Adjustments to curriculum has created gaps between current levels and harmonized levels, some of which are covered by gap training. Apprentices currently completing their technical training in the current stream must ensure they complete their technical training before the harmonization date of that specific level or transition into the harmonized system.

Below is a chart outlining the implementation date for harmonized curriculum for each level.


Harmonization Implementation Timeline


Harmonization Date

Last Current Intake Offered at OC

Gap Training

Common Core Level 1

December 1, 2018

Aug 7, 2018


Common Core Level 2

December 1, 2018

Oct 16, 2018

60 hours

Common Core Level 3

December 1, 2019

Mar 23, 2020


Construction Electrician Level 4

December 1, 2020

Oct 19, 2020

60 hours

Industrial Electrician Level 4

December 1, 2020

Not offered

60 hours


For more information on Harmonization, please visit the Industry Training Authority (ITA) website at and

Current Electrician apprentices will have the following options to complete their training:

Option 1: Complete the Current Program

Apprentices that began their training prior to December 1, 2018 are encouraged to complete each level of technical training in their current streams as follows:

  • Level 3 by November 30, 2019
  • Level 4 by November 30, 2020

Option 2: Transition from the Current stream to the Harmonized stream

Current apprentices that need to transition to the new program will need to complete GAP training in order to enter the new stream.

  • Current Electrician Level 1 to Harmonized Common Core Level 2 - 60 hours of gap training
  • Current Level 3 to Harmonized Construction Electrician Level 4 - 60 hours of gap training

At this time, Okanagan College does not offer Industrial Electrician technical training. For a list of institutes that offer Industrial Electrician, please visit

If you have any questions or would like to schedule your next level of technical training please see our Apprenticeship FAQs or contact the Trades and Apprenticeship Office.

Toll-free: 1-800-621-3038
Office location: T115, 1000 KLO Rd, Kelowna


Outcome: Successful completion grants the apprentice with the Certificate of Qualification as a Red Seal Construction Electrician.

Achieving your Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) will provide you with a set of nationally recognized and transferable skills that will provide you with an opportunity for employment across Canada. 

All trades offered at Okanagan College lead to the Red Seal


Campus:   Kelowna
                 1000 KLO Rd.

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Foundation Program

As a student learn how to interpret drawings, circuit diagrams and electrical code specifications