Electrician, Industrial

Industrial Electricians inspect, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and service industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. Service includes calibration and preventative/predictive maintenance. Industrial electricians are employed by maintenance departments of plants, mines, smelters, oil and gas operations, mills, shipyards, utility companies, manufacturing facilities and other industrial establishments. Some are employed by electrical contractors.

Logbook and Evidence Guides


Industrial Electrician Assessor Course

The Industrial Electrician Assessor Course is no longer available, as this requirement is no longer needed for logbook sign off. Please refer to OPSN 2016_003 for more information.


HARMONIZED PROGRAM INFORMATION - Program Outline effective September 2017

Program Profile The Program Profile for the Harmonized program will be made available in the near future  
Program Outline Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers Download (1,540 PDF KB)
Exam Weighting Charts The Exam Weighting Charts for the Harmonized level exams will be made available as the Harmonized level exams are launched.  

See below for information about the current program. 

For more information on the Marine Endorsement please refer to the Marine Electrician - Endorsement Program page.

Program Updates:

As we transition to the Harmonized Industrial Electrician program, it is important that you are accessing the correct information. For details of changes to the program, please refer to OPSN-2017-004. The Transition details will be finalized shortly. If you have any questions, please contact ITA Customer Service

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 182.04 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 1.23 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 34.17 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.


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 194.89 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 214.43 KB)