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What is a Pre-apprenticeship?

Jul 15, 2022 9:09:53 AM

You’re probably aware that the route to many careers in the skilled trades involves an apprenticeship. An experienced tradesperson agrees to hire and mentor you, and you undergo a mix of in-school lessons and paid on-the-job training.

However, it can be tough to find someone willing to take you on if you have no background in the trade.

That’s where a pre-apprenticeship comes in. This is a college-level program that helps you develop a foundation of skills in a trade. It’s designed to give you the theory and hands-on training you need to attract an employer’s attention and get hired as an apprentice.

Thinking about a career in the trades? Keep reading to learn about the value of pre-apprenticeship training and how it can help set you up for success.

Ontario Electrician Salaries in 2022: How Much Can You Make?

Apr 20, 2022 10:36:07 AM

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.

What's a Typical Day for a Construction Electrician?

Jun 10, 2021 12:40:28 PM

Construction electricians are the skilled tradespeople who get the lights on and the machines running.

They plan, install, upgrade, maintain, and repair the electrical systems that bring heat, light, communication, and power to all kinds of new buildings.

And the demand for their expertise is expected to grow.

According to BuildForce Canada, the construction industry in Ontario should be strong right through 2026.

It's fuelled by steady growth in new housing as well as an increase in transit, utility, healthcare, and other infrastructure projects.

Thinking about riding that wave and becoming a construction electrician? Curious about what you'd actually do at work?

In this post, we break down the most typical day-to-day tasks of construction electricians.

We also spoke with an experienced, Hamilton-based construction electrician to get his take on the career.

Find out what to expect, and see if this trade is a good choice for you.

Should You Become an Electrician? Top Pros & Cons

May 1, 2020 9:50:03 AM

Updated June, 2021

Good electricians will always be in demand. Talented sparkies are respected for their intelligence, problem-solving abilities, and technical knowledge.

However, it takes several years of training and hard work to become an electrician. And life on-the-job isn't always easy.

Do you have what it takes? Is this the right trades career for you? 

In this post we put together the most common pros and cons of becoming an electrician.  Salaryworking conditionscertification requirementsjob safety, cost of training—we cover it all. 

Find out if electrician is a good fit for you, and what steps to take next. 

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