Construction Electricians are tradespeople who keep the lights on. They put their minds and bodies to work, inspecting, testing, installing and replacing the electrical systems that run our world. 

As a Construction Electrician, you’ll know exactly how to deal with complex electrical systems in a wide range of settings.  

Your daily tasks will test your coordination and math skills, as you install, commission, test, maintain and service operating electrical systems and equipment.

You’re calm dealing with powerful systems and take pride in the sense of responsibility your work provides.

What You'll Learn

  • How to interpret drawings, circuit diagrams and electrical code specifications 
  • How to pull wire through walls and floors  
  • How to splice, join and connect wires to fixtures 
  • How to install and repair electrical equipment 
  • How to test and repair faults in electrical systems  

Key Job Skills

  • Critical thinking 
  • Troubleshooting  
  • Judgement and decision-making 
  • Quality control analysis  
  • Installation and maintenance 

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

For a list of all approved non-public training providers, visit this page.

Technical Training 40 weeks over 4 years
Work-Based Training
6000 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$17.00 — $40.00

Program Updates:

For more information on the Marine Endorsement please refer to the Marine Electrician - Endorsement Program page.

Harmonized Program Information

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Exam Information


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  • January 2024: Program Update (IP Exams aligned to 2021 Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS)). A Comparative Analysis detailing changes between 2015 NOA and 2021 RSOS can be found here.)


Challenge the


If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.