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Construction and Maintenance Electrician – Pre-Apprenticeship

Kingston Campus | Program Code: K1129
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Take the first step towards becoming an Electrician. This first-level pre-apprenticeship program is delivered over a total of 18 weeks from May 23 to September 22, 2023.

In addition to fulfilling the requirements needed to continue in an apprenticeship (pending employer sponsorship), participants will also receive three micro-credentials and a paid placement.

This pre-apprenticeship program is funded by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) to develop more skilled tradespeople in response to Ontario’s shortage of skilled workers.


  • The funding includes your tuition, hand tools, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and all learning resources
  • The program includes an 8-week paid placement
  • As an MLITSD-funded program, your level 1 pre-apprenticeship training is automatically recognized by MLITSD

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Program Details

Code K1129
Start Date May
Credential Level 1 - apprenticeship and micro credential in Job Preparedness, Digital Literacy, and Communications
Campus Kingston
Program Length 10 Weeks + 8 Week Placement
Delivery Apprenticeship
Program Start: May 23, 2023

Program Highlights

In this program, participants will:

  • Focus on Level 1 in-class, as well as an introduction to secondary trade (3 hours/week) and safety
  • Develop skills and knowledge related to the installation and troubleshooting of branch circuit wiring, plugs, switches, and lighting, electrical panelboards, building electrical services, print reading, and electrical conduit systems
  • Be introduced to the Industrial Mechanic Millwright trade with an introduction to fluid power, e.g., hydraulics
  • Earn three micro-credentials in Workforce Preparedness, Digital Literacy, and Communication. Micro-Credentials are credentials that are transferable across disciplines and can be stand alone as requested by employers or stackable with other credentials to earn more comprehensive credentials

Program Outline




Admission Requirements

The apprentice must have:

Other Requirements

There will be four entrance tests in Math, Reading Comprehension, Composition and Mechanical Aptitude followed by an interview in order to gain entrance to the program.  



Your new career pathway is mapped out for you with this program that is not only tuition-free but includes your hand tools, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and all learning resources.


Our Kingston campus has seen significant renovation over the past few years, including a brand new Student Life and Innovation Centre that houses a new gymnasium, fitness centre, pub, and more.

Kingston Campus

Career Opportunities

Construction and Maintenance Electricians plan, assemble, install, connect, and test electrical power distribution and control devices in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. They may design blueprints, sketches, and specifications for the installation of panel boards, switch boxes, pull boxes, and other related electrical devices and pull and connect all the associated wiring for these devices as well. They must be capable of diagnosing, troubleshooting, and providing corrective action for electrical circuits, devices, and machines.

  • Earn upwards of $63 per hour in Canada.
  • This is a Compulsory Red Seal Trade, so when your apprenticeship is completed, you will be eligible to write the Certificate of Qualification examination to qualify as an Interprovincial journeyperson. The entire apprenticeship process for this trade usually takes five years and awards the professional designation RSE for Red Seal Endorsed.
  • Read blueprints, schematics, and electrical code specifications.
  • Install, examine, replace, or repair electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, lighting fixtures, Motors and Generators, and other electrical components.
  • Test electrical and electronic equipment and components.
  • Maintain, repair, install and test switchgear, transformers, switchboard meters, regulators, and reactors.
  • Maintain, repair, test and install electrical motors, generators, alternators, industrial storage batteries, and electrical control systems.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional electrical, and electronic control systems.
  • May install, maintain, and calibrate industrial instrumentation and related devices.

Program Contacts

Program Contact
613.544.5400 ext. 1834

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