Explore Skilled Trades

Explore Skilled Trades is aimed to match these opportunities with motivated and hardworking Canadians and to provide them with tools, skills and knowledge that will help them navigate a career in the construction industry.

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An Electrician

An Electrician

Skilled Electrical Tradesmen are one of the core groups of the construction industry. They literally bring the light to any site. Due to this they are always in high demand.

What they do

Electricians both construct and maintain the infrastructure related to electrical supply.

Residential, commercial or industrial, an electrician’s work starts from the very beginning with sourcing and installing systems such as heating, lighting, communication, security systems and renewable energy. But, unlike most, an electrician’s work with an infrastructure continues in the form of upkeep and maintenance.

Compensation Available

A certified Electrician,

After two years: $72,000
An apprentice: $15 per hour.


Grade 10 education is minimum. Unions require grade 12. High school certification is preferred.

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