Electrician Apprenticeship

Electrician Apprenticeship

Program Description

This program prepares students for entrance into the field of Electrician by providing them with the basic knowledge, skills and technical training that employers are seeking in new hires. Because electricity is used for a variety of purposes including climate control, security, and communications, electricians need to be proficient in many applications of electricity.

If a student currently works as an Electrician and has an employer who will provide on-the-job training, s/he is eligible to enroll in Apprenticeship training. An Apprenticeship is a three-party agreement between the Apprentice, the employer, and the Industry Training Authority.

Students will receive provincial apprenticeship curriculum pertinent to the apprenticeship level in which they are enrolled.  Upon successful completion of all four levels and appropriate time in the trade, the student may be eligible to write the Inter-provincial exam for either Construction or Industrial Electrician.

Career Prospects

An electrician is capable of laying out, installing, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing electrical systems, which provide lights, heat, communications, and power to a variety of new and existing residential, commercial, and industrial structures.  With advances in technology the work of the electrician is changing.  Today's wired environment requires electricians to be able to install a variety of wiring such as data, audio, video, signaling, and communication cabling.  Electrical control systems are also becoming more complex, often solid-state or computer controlled, which requires electricians to have a greater knowledge of electronic systems.


Location: Fort St. John Campus

Length: 10 weeks per level (4 levels/1200 hours)

Start: Refer to the Trades Intake Schedule 

Fees: Current Fee Schedule

Admission Prerequisites

Admission requirements as indicated by the ITA.

Important Notes

  1. The program is not eligible for Canada Student Loans.
  2. Students must provide safety equipment, including footwear having CSA safety-toe protection and CSA safety glasses with clear lenses.
  3. The program is affiliated with the Industry Training Authority.
  4. The information on this program page is a summary of the official Program Completion Guide approved by NLC’s Education Council. Download a PDF of the Program Completion Guide.  

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Apprenticeship Contact: trades@nlc.bc.ca