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Electrician, construction

Get your Electrician Red Seal

Electrician is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Red Seal program. Earning your Electrician Red Seal Endorsement marks you as a skilled worker, opening job opportunities for you across Canada.

The Electrician Apprenticeship program consists of four levels of training with ten weeks of in-school training in each of the four levels. Classes are scheduled in the day time and include both theory and practice. The program prepares you to write the Interprovincial Examination leading to final certification.

If you are not currently working as an electrician, you may consider enrolling first in UFV's Electrical Foundation program to gain the entry-level skills needed to secure employment. As a graduate of the program, you get advanced apprenticeship placement when you find an employer to sponsor you.

Please email trades@ufv.ca if you have any questions.

Upcoming schedule

Level 1

October 2023 (Date to be determined) - 2 year waitlist

 

Level 2

May 25, 2022 - July 29, 2022 - Full

October 11, 2022 - December 16, 2022 - Full

January 03, 2023 - March 10, 2023 - Full

January 30, 2023 - April 7, 2023 - Full

 

Level 3

October 11, 2022 - December 16, 2022 - Full

January 03, 2023 - March 10, 2023 - Full

March 13, 2023 - May 19, 2023 - Full

 

Level 4

May 24, 2022 - July 29, 2022 - Full

August 02, 202 - October 07, 2022 - Full

October 11, 2022 - December 16, 2022 - Full

March 13, 2023 - May 19, 2023 - Full

 

Please note: this schedule may be subject to change. Reach out to trades@ufv.ca for the most current information.

Steps to apply

  1. Submit an online application through the UFV portal for the Electrician Apprenticeship program (please note you will apply for apprenticeship but not a specific level as that will be determined in step 2).
  2. You will then receive an email, to the email address you submitted on the application, asking for additional information (level required, ITA #, employer, etc).
  3. You will then be scheduled for the next available intake.

Apprenticeship Tax Credits

If you are enrolled in an apprenticeship program administered through the Industry Training Authority (ITA), you may qualify to receive grants and subsidies.

Please visit the ITA website for more information.

There are also tax credits available for employers sponsoring students through their apprenticeships.

Fees and costs

Electrical Apprenticeship Level 1 — fees and costs 2021/22
Length 10 weeks
Tuition $1,427.30
Student fees $161.50
Books & equipment (approximate) $902.00
Total $2,490.80

 

Electrical Apprenticeship Level 2 — fees and costs 2021/22
Length 10 weeks
Tuition $1,427.30
Student fees $161.50
Books & equipment (approximate) $855.00
Total $2,443.80

 

Electrical Apprenticeship Level 3 — fees and costs 2021/22
Length 10 weeks
Tuition $1,427.30
Student fees $161.50
Books & equipment (approximate) $861.00
Total $2,449.80

 

Electrical Apprenticeship Level 4 — fees and costs 2021/22
Length 10 weeks
Tuition $1,427.30
Student fees $161.50
Books & equipment $865.00
Total $2,453.80

Please note: Fees are subject to change without notice. Revised: June 2021

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