Electricians

(NOC 7241)
+21.38%
 

Career Description

Electricians lay out, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in buildings and other structures.

Duties May Include

Electricians perform some or all of the following duties:

Read and interpret drawings/electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts;

Install, replace, and repair lighting fixtures and electrical control, fire alarm, and electrical distribution equipment such as switches, relays, and circuit breaker panels;

Connect wires to fixtures to form circuits/test circuits using test equipment to ensure compatibility and safety;

Troubleshoot and isolate faults in electrical/electronic systems;

Connect electrical power to sound/visual communication equipment, signalling devices, and heating/cooling systems.

Examples of Titles

Electrical Wirer
Electrical Wiring Installer
Electrician
Wirer

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrician (Construction and Maintenance) Certificate; Apprenticeship
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University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Work Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Modified on May 14, 2012