Electrician, Construction

Construction electricians work in a wide variety of buildings and facilities — on everything from lighting and climate control systems, to communication equipment and thousands of other specific tools and devices. A construction electrician's work involves assembling, installing, commissioning, testing, maintaining, servicing and operating electrical systems and equipment. Construction electricians need a good understanding of the many applications of electricity, and must ensure that building codes and other safety requirements are followed.

Electrician

This program is designed to prepare you for employment in the electrical or related trades.

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Program content

This program covers care and use of hand tools and electrical meters; installation and maintenance of electrical equipment; electrical theory and calculations; and the Canadian Electrical Code. You'll engage in extensive practical exercises to develop your job readiness skills, such as motor control, cable tray, conduit and residential wiring.

Female student wiring
Two students working circuit
Male student wiring solar panel

Education requirements

  • Placement on the ACCUPLACER for English at an 0600 Level (Grade 12)
  • Placement on the ACCUPLACER for Math at an 0600 Level (Grade 12)

General requirements

  • Students are required to supply their own approved safety glasses and boots
How to apply
for this foundation program
SkilledTradesBC profile
for this trade
Job search
for this trade
Locations

Kamloops
Williams Lake

Next Foundation program intakes

Kamloops
Aug 6, 2024 to Jan 31, 2025
Limited Space

Kamloops
Oct 21, 2024 to Apr 18, 2025
Available

Kamloops
Feb 3, 2025 to Jul 18, 2025
Available

Williams Lake
Feb 3, 2025 to Jul 18, 2025
Available

Kamloops
Apr 28, 2025 to Oct 10, 2025
Available

Kamloops
Aug 5, 2025 to Jan 30, 2026
Available

Kamloops
Oct 20, 2025 to Apr 17, 2026
Available

Kamloops
Feb 2, 2026 to Jul 17, 2026
Available

Program length

24 weeks

Contact

Kamloops Campus

tradesadmission@tru.ca

Williams Lake Campus

wladmissions@tru.ca

Electrician, Construction

This training is offered to indentured industrial electrical apprentices. Apprentices are required to attend technical training that consists of 10 weeks per year over a four-year period. This apprenticeship program requires that apprentices complete a set of core knowledge competency standards of technical training and a complete set of core workplace standards for each level (year) of the apprenticeship. The apprentice will have to provide evidence to a certified assessor to prove competence for the core workplace competency standards. The completion of competency standards will be tracked by the use of a logbook provided for the apprentice and maintained by the apprentice for all four levels of the apprenticeship.

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 FromToLocationAvailability
(updated weekly)
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 2July 29, 2024October 4, 2024KamloopsLimited Space
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 3July 29, 2024October 4, 2024KamloopsWaitlist
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 1October 7, 2024December 13, 2024KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 2October 7, 2024December 13, 2024KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 3October 7, 2024December 13, 2024KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 4October 7, 2024December 13, 2024KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 2October 7, 2024December 13, 2024Williams LakeAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 1January 6, 2025March 14, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 2January 6, 2025March 14, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 3January 6, 2025March 14, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 4January 6, 2025March 14, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 1March 17, 2025May 23, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 2March 17, 2025May 23, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 3March 17, 2025May 23, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 4March 17, 2025May 23, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 1May 26, 2025August 1, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 2May 26, 2025August 1, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 3May 26, 2025August 1, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 4May 26, 2025August 1, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 2August 5, 2025October 10, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 3August 5, 2025October 10, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 4August 5, 2025October 10, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 1August 5, 2025October 10, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 3October 14, 2025December 19, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 1October 14, 2025December 19, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 2October 14, 2025December 19, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 4October 14, 2025December 19, 2025KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 1January 5, 2026March 13, 2026KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 2January 5, 2026March 13, 2026KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 4January 5, 2026March 13, 2026KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 3January 5, 2026March 13, 2026KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 4January 5, 2026March 13, 2026KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 3January 5, 2026March 13, 2026KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 1March 16, 2026May 22, 2026KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 2March 16, 2026May 22, 2026KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 3March 16, 2026May 22, 2026KamloopsAvailable
Electrician (Harmonized) - Level 4March 16, 2026May 22, 2026KamloopsAvailable

Contact 

apprenticeship@tru.ca

Costs for Electrician programs

Fees are subject to change.

Costs include items such as student/ancillary fees, books, personal tools and safety gear, which are kept by students when they graduate from the program.

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