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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 requirements (minimum 70%), students will receive their Level 1 Certificate.
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.
Upon completion of Level 1, Students will be able to:
Apply circuit concepts
Perform safety-related functions
Use tools and equipment
Organize work (use plans, drawings, specifications and the CEC)
Use mentoring techniques
Install and maintain supply services and metering equipment
Install and maintain protection devices
Install and maintain low voltage distribution systems
Install and maintain grounding and bonding systems
Install and maintain raceways, cables and enclosures
Install and maintain branch circuitry
Install and maintain communication systems
Total Program Hours:
Full-Time Program Length:
(Includes holidays and professional days) Program content is subject to change.
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Applicants must be an active sponsored apprentice registered with ITA prior to starting the program and writing the ITA-BC Certification Exam
Students must successfully complete an admission interview and entrance assessment with a minimum composite score of 48/80
Grade 12 / GED or mature student status
Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and may be required to do an entrance assessment
Note: English level assessment will be required for international students.
Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessments (with a minimum composite score of 48)
Students must be a sponsored apprentice registered with ITA prior to starting the program and writing the ITA-BC Certification Exam
70% average upon successful completion of all courses and the required number of attested workplace hours
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, Ed, for more information: 778-800-2719.
* Electrician Common Core – Level 1 (Accelerated) was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.
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