Photo: Electrician apprentice learning from a licensed journeyperson
Hoping to become a licensed electrician in Ontario? Your journey begins with getting an electrician apprenticeship.
An electrician apprenticeship combines classroom learning with paid on-the-job training under an experienced journeyperson (licensed electrician).
Apprentices get to "earn while they learn." It's an excellent alternative to other university and college programs, where most students don't get real work experience and end up in debt.
Once you successfully complete your electrician apprenticeship, you can write the certification exam that allows you to become a licensed electrician.
Sounds simple enough, right? Actually, there are a few more things to know about how this whole process works.
How long is the training? What can you expect during your apprenticeship? How do you get hired as an apprentice?
In this post, we answer all those questions and more.
Here's everything you need to know about how electrician apprenticeships work in Ontario.