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An Electrician installs, repairs, maintains and connects electrical systems that provide lighting, communication and power distribution. Electricians use hand and power tools to cut, thread, bend and assemble conduits and conductor enclosures. They test systems for proper function and safety. These specialists work in residential, institutional, construction and commercial settings.


  • be at least 16 years old, eligible to work in Ontario and have a Social Insurance number
  • be in good academic standing and have completed at least 26 credits by February, including grade 12 college-level Math, senior Physics, all compulsory courses, community hours and literacy component required for your Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • be a registered OYAP apprentice and have successfully completed a co-op placement in the trade
  • have a semester two co-op employer with hiring potential e.g. non-union
  • have a commitment to a career as an Electrician and strong study and time management skills
  • be willing to travel to Humber College or George Brown College and a cooperative education placement
  • a "G" driver’s license is strongly recommended


  • start at home school for pre-placement orientation in cooperative education
  • eight weeks of Level 1 Ministry of Training Electrician training at Humber College or George Brown College 
  • ten weeks at a cooperative education placement with a certified Electrician
  • a "G" driver’s license is strongly recommended


4 credits in cooperative education