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Power Electrician

Trade Description:

A power electrician is certified to install, test, repair and maintain electrical apparatuses in generating and converter stations and substations. This equipment is used to generate, transmit, distribute and convert electricity. One very important requirement of this trade, in addition to the technical knowledge, is the need to observe and practise safety at all times because of the hazards and dangers associated with electricity. Power electricians work both inside and outside buildings and structures such as thermal and hydraulic generating stations, substations and other utility-owned buildings. Maintenance work takes place on the ground and at various heights requiring bucket-truck or ladder work.

Power electricians are employed by electrical utility companies such as Manitoba Hydro.

Trade Regulation
Provincial Occupational Standard

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
4  1,600  10-10-10-10 RRC (All Levels)
UCN & ACC (Levels 1 & 2 only)

Training Standards:

PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document POS Subtask to Unit Comparison
PDF Document Level Three
PDF Document Level Four

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience
Hours Required
Additional Practical
Exam Required
6 9,600 No
PDF Document Employer Declaration | PDF Document Employer Declaration (FR)
PDF Document Statutory Declaration | PDF Document Statutory Declaration (FR)

Designated Trainers:

PDF Document Work Experience Form

Accredited Programs:

Apprenticeship Trade Training Institution -
Secondary Schools
Training Institution -
Post-Secondary Schools
Training Institution
Program Name
Power Electrician __ Assiniboine Community College, School of Trades & Technology Electrical Program 1
__ IBEW Local 2085 Code of Excellence 1
Kildonan East Collegiate __ Electrical/ Electronics Program 1
Louis Riel  Arts & Technology Centre Louis Riel  Arts & Technology Centre Electrical Trades Program 1
Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School __ Electrical / Electronics Program 1
__ Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology Electrical Applications Program 1 & 2
Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology Electrical Applications Program 1
Northlands Parkway Collegiate __ Electrical Program 1
__ Red River College, Construction Trades 5 Month Pre-Employment Electrical Program 1
Steinbach Regional Secondary School __ Electrical Program 1
Technical Vocational High School __ Electrical / Electronics Program 1