Industrial electricians install, maintain, test, troubleshoot, service and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical controls. Their work includes equipment or components directly or indirectly exposed to electrical power such as motors, generators, pumps and lighting systems.
Designation Year: 1966
Designated Red Seal in: BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, ON, PE, QC, YT
Trade title: Industrial Electrician, in BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, ON, PE, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Electricity (QC)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Industrial 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.
Consult the Industrial 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 Industrial Electrician.
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