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Ontario Electrician Salaries in 2023: How Much Can You Make?

Jan 4, 2023 9:30:00 AM

Updated May 2023

It's a key question for anyone thinking about a career as an electrician in Ontario: Just how much money can you expect to earn?

Electrician salaries depend on a range of factors, including what company you work for, what area you specialize in, and how much experience you have.

We looked at government data and dozens of actual job postings to get an idea of earnings for electrician apprentices as well as fully qualified journeymen in different specialties.

In this post, we explain how much you can make in various electrician roles, and how to get started with training. Here's what you need to know.

Your Guide to Pre-apprenticeship Electrician Training at Herzing

Oct 7, 2020 9:17:38 AM

Certified Electrician instructor, Lakeram Ramkaran at the Herzing College Toronto campus

Lakeram Ramkaran has been teaching Herzing's Pre-apprenticeship Electrician training since the beginning of 2020. But his experience as an Electrician goes way back, all the way to Guyana, where he learned how to build circuits as a young boy.

Like so many Torontonians, Lakeram immigrated to Canada looking for new opportunities. He re-trained to meet Canadian electrician certification requirements, passed the exam, and became a Master Electrician.

He also earned certification as an Ontario teacher in 2011, setting him on the path to a career in skilled trades education.

10 years later, Lakeram is helping train the next generation of electrician apprentices. A veteran of the trade with 15 years of practical experience, Lakeram is the ideal person to answer our questions about becoming an Electrician.

Review of Herzing's Combined Electrician and Network Cabling Program

Sep 9, 2019 1:09:01 PM

Photo: Leshan Patterson at Herzing College

Updated April 2022

Leshan Patterson never intended to pursue a career in the skilled trades. He went to university and earned a degree in bio-medical science before realizing he wasn't on the right career path.

Leshan started researching other options and discovered he was a perfect fit to become an electrician. He enrolled in the Combined Electrician and Network Cabling Technology Program at Herzing and never looked back.

Now, he's graduated from the program, and just been hired as an Electrician Apprentice with Micromaster Pioneers - a Toronto company that delivers residential and commercial electrical services.

We interviewed Leshan to find out what he thought of Herzing's training, and what he's up to at his new job. He gave us an inside look at what it's like to go back to school, and take a chance on a new career path.

Here are the highlights from our conversation.

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