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Construction Electrician

Trade Description:

A construction electrician plans, assembles, installs, repairs, tests and maintains electrical fixtures and systems that provide heat, light, power or control in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Construction electricians ensure that the electrical apparatus and systems people at home and in business depend on every day are safe and operate properly. Electricians also troubleshoot and repair or reinstall electrical systems when required. They must have the experience to safely remove electrical services and systems as well as assess the suitability of existing services for future use. Many electricians specialize in specific types of installations such as new home construction or in the commercial and industrial sectors in hospitals or factories.

Trade Regulation
Red Seal Occupational Standard
Additional mandatory license to be obtained after receiving the Certificate of Qualification:
- Construction Journeyperson Electrician

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
4 1,800 10-10-10-10 RRC & ACC (All Levels)
UCN (Levels 1 & 2 only)

Training Standards:

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

Red Seal Exam Information

Red Seal Exam Breakdown Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide
Sample Exams Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide (PDF)
Types of Exam Questions Red Seal Exam Preparation Guide

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience Hours Required Additional Practical
Exam Required
6 10,800 No
PDF Document Employer Declaration | PDF Document Employer Declaration (FR)
PDF Document Statutory Declaration | PDF Document Statutory Declaration (FR)

Accredited Programs:

Apprenticeship Trade Training Institution -
Secondary Schools 
Training Institution -
Post-Secondary Schools
Training Institution
Program Name 
Construction 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
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
Maples Collegiate __ Electrical Trades Technology 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
Swan Valley Regional Secondary School __ Electrical Program 1
Technical Vocational High School __ Electrical / Electronics Program 1