Electrician, Construction

Construction Electricians work in a wide variety of buildings and facilities - on everything from lighting and climate control systems, to communication equipment and thousands of other specific tools and devices. A Construction Electrician's work involves assembling, installing, commissioning, testing, maintaining, servicing and operating electrical systems and equipment. The three main settings in which electricians typically work are: Construction - electricians work either as employees who are part of a contractor's team, on both residential and commercial construction projects, or as independent electrical contractors on such projects. Industrial - electricians are typically employed on staff at large-scale industrial facilities such as pulp mills, hydroelectric dams, and mining and smelting operations. Institutional - most large institutions such as hospitals, school boards, universities and other public facilities have at least one electrician working as part of their maintenance department. Construction Electricians also need a good understanding of the many applications of electricity, and must ensure that building codes and other safety requirements are followed.

Program Updates:

Currently, level examinations for the Construction Electrician program are not available for challenge.  Should level examinations become available to challenge in the future, a notification will be posted here.

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 161.35 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 1.14 MB)
  • Guidelines on Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Examination
  • Information guide about how to study for the IP Exam including sample questions
  • Download(PDF 1.32 MB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 33.7 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.

OR

If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 62.31 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 150.18 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 220.4 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 228.56 KB)