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An Electrician is designated as a Construction Electrician under the Inter-Provincial Red Seal program. This ITA-BC Approved modular program provides opportunities for Electrical Apprentice’s to gain employable lifetime skills, and provides employers with a highly trained and experienced workforce, while strengthening British Columbia’s economy.
Electricians work in a wide variety of buildings and facilities. Since electricity is used for a variety of purposes including climate control, security, and communications, Electricians need to be proficient in many applications of electricity. There are three main settings in which Electricians typically work; Construction, Industrial and Institutional.
Electricians have many different responsibilities and tasks that they must carry out in their daily work. They assemble, install, alter, test, and maintain electrical systems designed to provide heat, light, power, control, signal, and fire alarms for all types of buildings and premises.
They ensure that all electrical connections are safe and meet the Canadian Electrical Code requirements. This program gives the student the necessary skills to be competitive in all environments.
Level 1 is the first year theoretical and hands-on training component of the four-year program. Upon successful completion of the Certificate requirements students will receive certification as a second year apprentice.
Included in the Level 1 program the student will learn basic DC theory, safety procedures, rudimentary motor control, introduction to electronics and the Canadian Electrical Code.
The designated ITA funding is only applicable for registered active sponsored apprentices.
CANADA APPRENTICE LOAN
The Canadian Government has announced the creation of the Canada Apprentice Loan (CAL) as an expansion of the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP). The purpose of CAL is to provide apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with interest-free loans to assist with the costs of technical training.
Starting in January 2015, Apprentices registered in a Red Seal trade apprenticeship program who meet the eligibility requirements for CAL may receive:
Up to $4,000 in loans per period of technical training;
Up to 5 funded periods of technical training; and,
Up to 6 years of interest-free status.
This applies to all levels of our Construction Electrician programs. Contact our Trades Advisor, Yatan, for more information: 778-379-0410.