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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 Apprentices 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 4 is the fourth year theoretical and hands-on training component of the four-year program. Upon successful completion of the Certificate, students will receive their Certification of Apprenticeship. The Certification of Apprenticeship (is a requirement and) qualifies students to write their IP Red Seal Exam.
Included in the Level 4 program the student will learn high voltage systems, digital electronics, PLC, fire-alarm and security systems, structured cabling systems and CEC. Level 4 will also include a review of the learning objectives from Levels 1-3.
The designated ITA funding is only applicable for registered active sponsored apprentices.
Upon completion of Level 4, learners will be able to do the following:
Apply safe work practices
Analyze DC circuits
Analyze single-phase circuits
Analyze three-phase circuits
Analyze electronic circuits
Apply the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) regulations and standards
Install emergency power systems
Install alternative power systems
Install electronic motor controls
Install process controls
Install fire alarm and suppressions systems
Install structured cabling systems
Install building automation systems
Install sounds systems
Install entertainment systems
Install CATV systems
Install security alarm systems
Install and use high voltage 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 successfully complete the admissions interview and may be required to do an entrance assessment
Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview
Note: English level assessment will be required for international students.
Successful completion of an ITA recognized Level 3 program
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.
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