Electricians install, alter, repair and maintain electrical systems on construction or oil and gas sites. Their roles can vary depending on where they work, but some of their responsibilities can include:

  • Reading architectural drawings to determine where to wire
  • Cutting, threading, bending and installing electrical conductors
  • Placing and installing electronic control equipment like switches and breaker panels
  • Installing and testing circuits
  • Education:
    To work in Alberta, Electricians must be either a registered apprentice, an Alberta-certified journeyperson or someone who holds a recognized related trade certificate. The term for apprenticeship is three years and includes a mix of on the job and in-school training.
    Each province has its own regulations for Electricians. Learn more about becoming an apprentice Electrician in Alberta by visiting Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

    Find an Electrician job by checking out our Job Postings.

    Did you know?

    Electricians are one of the most in-demand trades occupations in the oil sands industry, with almost 2,000 jobs becoming available between 2015-2019.