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Industrial Electrician - Pre-Apprenticeship Stream

Kingston Campus | Program Code: K1129
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Take the first step towards becoming an Electrician. This first-level apprenticeship program is delivered in a compressed time frame from October 25, 2021 to February 25, 2022.

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, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) 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 MLTSD-funded program, your pre-apprenticeship training is automatically recognized by MLTSD

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Program Details

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

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.

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Career Opportunities

Industrial Electricians:

  • Work within industries maintaining electrical power and distribution systems
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and program automated manufacturing systems that move material, and fabricate products using robotics and other sophisticated and automated systems
  • Earn upwards of $63 per hour in Canada
  • Are a Red Seal Trade, so when your apprenticeship is completed you will be given the professional designation RSE for Red Seal Endorsed

Fully qualified Red Seal Industrial Electricians:

  • Read blueprints, schematics, and electrical code specifications
  • Install, examine, replace or repair electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fibre-optic and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures 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 hydraulic and pneumatic electrical control systems
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair industrial, electrical, and electronic control systems
  • Conduct preventive maintenance programs
  • May install, maintain, and calibrate industrial instrumentation and related devices

Program Contacts

Program Contact

Steve Dick
613.544.5400 ext. 1931
613.544.5400 ext. 1834

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