An Electrician — Domestic and Rural plans/layouts, assembles, connects, installs, repairs, inspects, tests, verifies, maintains and commissions electrical systems specifically in houses, small dwellings and/or farms. He/she also measures, cuts, threads, bends, assembles and installs conduits, electrical conductor enclosures and supports. Electrical systems may include heating, lighting, power digital, communication, control and security systems. Specifically, an Electrician — Domestic and Rural:
An apprenticeship training program consists of on-the-job and in school training. The program duration set in regulations for the trade of Electrician — Domestic and Rural is 7,200 hours (approximately four years) consisting of 6,660 hours of on-thejob work experience and 540 hours of in-school training.
An apprenticeship involves practical training provided on-the-job by a skilled worker, or trainer. The skills or competencies to be developed are set out by the trade’s Apprenticeship Training Standard and are recognized by the industry as being essential to the practice of the trade.
As these essential skills are developed, the apprentice’s sponsor or trainer signs the relevant sections of the training standard to indicate that the apprentice has met the individual training objectives by demonstrating the skills required of a skilled worker, or journeyperson, in the trade.
An Electrician — Domestic and Rural apprenticeship includes two levels of theoretical training, which includes but is not limited to instruction in:
Depending on the training delivery agency, in-school training may be available in one of the following ways:
Electrician — Domestic and Rural is a trade regulated by the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009. Qualified individuals may obtain a Certificate of Qualification, which confirms its holder has the skills, knowledge and experience that meet industry standards of practice for the trade.
In order to complete an apprenticeship training program in the trade, individuals must become members of the Ontario College of Trades (the College), and apprentices must remain active members for the duration of their apprenticeship.
Upon completing an apprenticeship, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) will issue an individual a Certificate of Apprenticeship. Upon passing the trade’s certification examination and meeting the College’s registration requirements, the individual may apply to become certified and registered as a journeyperson in the trade.
Electrician — Domestic and Rural is classified as a compulsory trade, which means that individuals working in the trade are required by law to be members of the College: www.red-seal.ca.