Construction electricians plan, assemble, install, alter, repair, inspect, verify, commission, operate and maintain electrical systems. Electrical systems provide heating, lighting, power, security, communication and control in residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and entertainment environments.
Designation Year: 1959
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Construction Electrician, in MB, NB, NL, NS, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Electrician (AB, BC, NU, QC), Electrician (Construction) (NT), Electrician - Construction and Maintenance (ON), Electricity (QC)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Construction Electrician trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Try the sample Construction Electrician examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Construction Electrician Exam Breakdown for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Construction Electrician.