7 Excellent Reasons to Choose Electrician Training

Nov 7, 2018 5:32:39 PM

Updated May 2021.

Think you'd like to learn a skilled trade and leaning toward becoming an electrician? How can you be sure this career is right for you? 

There are a few obvious things to consider when making your decision.

There's your natural interests—you want to choose a trade that genuinely appeals to you.

And there's the practical side—what you'd actually be good at, given your temperament and raw talents.

And then there are factors like demand for the trade where you live, salary, and employment options.

In this post, we make it easy for you to decide.

We rounded up all the best reasons to choose an electrician career. Find out why electrician is such a popular trade and how to get started with training.

Why Plumber Training is Such a Smart Career Move

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No doubt, you've heard that demand for skilled tradespeople is on the rise in Canada.

If you're thinking about a career change, or looking for a path to follow after high school, trades training makes a lot of sense.

But, which trade?

There is a long list of occupations to choose from—everything from carpenter, welder, and auto mechanic, to steamfitter, powerline technician, brick and stone mason...and, of course, plumber!

Why should you consider plumber training above all other trades?

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With the construction industry booming and large numbers of older workers retiring, the time is right to begin a career in the skilled trades.

While there is currently high demand for many occupations related to construction, new grads still have to compete for great jobs.

So, choosing to learn two trades is an excellent strategy for maximizing your opportunities in the job market.

The Difference Between Gas Technician 3 & 2 (and how to get certified)

Jul 16, 2018 11:44:10 AM
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There's no doubt that gas-powered appliances play an extremely important role in our lives.

They're used for cooking meals, safely storing food, heating buildings and many other purposes in residential, commercial and industrial settings.

However, they must be properly installed and maintained by trained professionals to function effectively and safely.

Installing and servicing these types of appliances is the job of the gas technician. It's a challenging and rewarding occupation that can also pave the way for plumbing, HVAC and appliance technician work.

If you're interested in pursuing a gas tech career in Ontario, your specific duties, salary and job opportunities are highly dependent on the level of licensing you achieve.

The starting point for work in this field is the Gas Technician 3 training program.

With additional training, you can earn the more advanced G2 and G1 certifications.

Wondering what exactly is the difference between a level 3 and level 2 license? Read on for a full breakdown.

Top 8 Skills You'll Need to Become an Electrician: Is This Trade for You?

Jun 26, 2018 9:50:28 AM

Updated June, 2021.

Should you become an electrician? If you look at it from an employment and salary angle, the answer is easy.

Electricians have been in steady demand across Ontario for the past several years—and the trend is expected to continue.

Construction projects in Ontario cities are creating plenty of jobs for electricians. Government is investing in education, healthcare, and transit building projects, and there are many condos going up in urban centres throughout the province.

Salaries for electricians are also going strong. The median wage for electricians in Ontario right now is $28/hour, or about $58, 000/year.

At the high end of the pay scale, electricians are making close to $44/hour—that's over $90, 000/year. (Salary information is based on the latest report from Statistics Canada.)

But it's not all about money.

To do well in electrician training, and feel happy in your career, you'll need a certain set of professional and personal skills.

So let's take a look at 8 of the most important skills for successful electricians.

By the time you reach #8, you'll have a much better idea of whether this trade is right for you (plus some helpful links and steps to take next). Let's get started.

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