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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.

Considering Electrician Courses? Test Yourself on These Top Myths

Dec 29, 2021 2:04:10 PM

 

Thinking of beginning electrician courses? Getting ready to upgrade your skills or switch career paths?

Your first step will likely be a pre-apprenticeship program, where you'll learn the theory and practical skills needed to excel in an electrician apprenticeship.

An important part of that training will be learning how electrical systems actually work, how to perform troubleshooting and maintenance, and how to stay safe when carrying out installations and repairs.

Get a head start by testing yourself on these seven very common electricity myths. Which of these misconceptions have you bought into over the years?

How Do You Become an Electrician Apprentice in Ontario?

Dec 28, 2018 11:35:55 AM

Updated June, 2021.

Planning to become an electrician apprentice in Ontario? You'll need to follow a specific set of steps from total beginner to licensed journeyperson.

Those steps usually start with some kind of pre-apprenticeship electrician training. This is followed by a mandatory apprenticeship with a licensed electrician.

Once your electrician apprenticeship is complete, you can challenge the certification exam. Pass the exam, and you can get registered as a licensed journeyperson in the trade.

How long do all these steps take? And what kinds of tasks will you perform as an electrician apprentice?

In this post, we break down the training and certification process, including typical tasks for beginner electricians.

Here's how you become an electrician apprentice (and ultimately a licensed electrician) in Ontario.

What's Your Role as a Construction Electrician? Duties, Key Skills & Career Outlook

Mar 8, 2018 12:47:44 PM

 

If you're the type of person who likes solving problems and is curious about how mechanical things work, you should consider pursuing a career as an electrician.

These skilled technicians are responsible for creating the wiring that powers our society, from our homes and workplaces to the lights on our streets.

Not only is it an important occupation for keeping our modern lives running smoothly and safely, but an electrician career also offers excellent job security and employment prospects.

8 Safety Precautions Every Electrician Student Should Know

Nov 29, 2017 9:53:40 AM

Updated June, 2021

Did you know that the voltage and available electrical current in a regular home or business has enough power to cause death by electrocution?

The truth is, all electrical systems have the potential to cause harm. Your body is a natural conductor of electricity, and is vulnerable to electrical shocks and burns.

These include thermal burns that affect both the external skin and internal tissues—and arc blasts that can cause your lungs to collapse, or muscles to contract, causing a serious fall.

Direct contact with energized conductors or circuit parts can interfere with the brain, make it difficult to breath, or even stop your heart.

Working with electricity is serious business!

If you're taking electrician training, or about to begin an apprenticeship, these are 8 essential safety measures to know and respect.

Starting Your Own Business After Electrician Training: Pros, Cons & Key Steps

Oct 3, 2017 11:16:29 AM

Being your own boss sounds ideal, right? Many people pursue trades training in the hopes of one day opening their own business.

Electrician students are no different. There is tremendous opportunity in specialty contracting, and if you have the right skillset, there's no limit to how successful you can become as an entrepreneur.

5 Common Home Electrical Problems You'll Solve After Electrician Training

Dec 5, 2016 8:21:21 AM

 

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