Electrician, Construction

Construction Electricians plan, design, assemble, install, alter, repair, inspect, verify, commission, connect, operate, maintain and decommission electrical systems. Electrical systems provide heating, lighting, power, alarm, security, communication and control in residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, transportation, marine and entertainment environments.

If you are unclear as to what program you are registered in, or unclear as to which program you should be following, please contact ITA Customer Service

OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS THE CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICIAN PROGRAM WILL BE CHANGING. WHERE ARE WE NOW?

DECEMBER 2018 - NOVEMBER 2019

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Harmonized*

Harmonized*

Current**

Current**

*Harmonized = Program stream with re-aligned content beginning in December 2018

**Current = Program stream for apprentices who've completed level 1 training before December 2018

If you are unclear as to what program you are registered in, or unclear as to which program you should be following, please contact ITA Customer Service

HARMONIZED PROGRAM INFORMATION - LEVEL 1 & 2 IN EFFECT DECEMBER 1, 2018

Program Profile Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification Download (164 PDF KB)
Program Outline Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers Download (1,071 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:

Transitioning to the Harmonized Program

  • February 2018: For details of changes to the program, please refer to OPSN-2017-003.3
  • February 2018: This Program Update is to advise that the Construction Electrician & Industrial Electrician Transition Plan has been revised
  • February 2018: For transition details, see the Transition Plan
  • If you have any questions,  contact ITA Customer Service

Standardized Level Exams

  • Harmonized Level 1 & 2: An OPSN will be sent to announce the launch of SLEs 
  • Level examinations for the Construction Electrician program are not available for challenge

Program Information

  • November 2017: For the revised Tools & Equipment list, see this Program Update

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 183.14 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. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 62.31 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 62 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 445.43 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 371.21 KB)