What does a Electrician (Construction & Maintenance) (309A) do?

Construction & Maintenance Electricians lay out, assemble, repair, maintain, connect, and test electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment, and wiring in just about every type of residential and commercial building you can imagine.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Reading and interpreting drawings and electrical code specifications
  • Splicing and connecting wire to fixtures and components to form circuits; testing and troubleshooting the circuits to ensure that systems operate safely
  • Pulling wire through conduits and holes in walls and floors
  • Effectively communicating with supervisors and other skilled tradespeople as an active member of the team
  • Working on a variety of different projects and tasks

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Grade 10 is the legal minimum, but high school diploma is usually required
  • Co-op, OYAP, or technical courses are an advantage; current secondary students may benefit from Construction Specialist High Skills Major program
  • Completion of 9,000-hour apprenticeship, including on-the-job and in-school training
  • Completion of exam to obtain Certificate of Qualification

What's Your Future as a Electrician (Construction & Maintenance) (309A)?

  • Full-time, sometimes seasonally or on a project-by-project basis
  • Risk of injury due to working with electricity and sometimes on construction sites
  • Employment opportunities include residential and commercial builders, electrical sub-contractors, or self-employment

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $23.00-$40.00 per hour.


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