Apprenticeship Intake Application Process

Step 1:  Documents to be submitted during resume intake

• Original or Certified True copy of your High School Transcript (as outlined below)

• Typed resume with an objective to apply for a position in the electrical apprenticeship program. Any achievements included on your resume should be verified with documentation. 

• Please include 3 references with your resume, which should not be related by blood or marriage. 

• Government photo identification i.e. passport, driver’s license, health card etc. (to avoid duplication of application).

Education Requirements 

You MUST provide an Official High School Transcript (original or certified true copy) indicating successful completion of High School and that you were Granted a High School Diploma.

Minimum requirements are that you MUST have ONE credit from each Grade 12 high school subject listed. You may still apply if you have only one of either the English or Physics required courses, but you MUST have completed at least one of the mathematics courses listed in the table below.

English: ENG4C, ENG4U, ENG4G, ENG4A

Physics: SPH4C, SPH4U, SPH4G, SPH4A 

Mathematics: MCT4C, MGA4U, MDM4U, MCV4U, MHF4U, MCB4U, MTT4G, MAT4A, MAP4C (with minimum 70%).

Submission is Closed! Please check back for updates, thank you to all who submitted!

Please Note:

If you are currently enrolled in High School or have a G.E.D., please contact the Northwestern Ontario Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NOJATC) offices for further application instructions.

If your High School education is from outside Ontario, you MUST have your documents verified by International Credential Assessment Service of Canada

Please contact them directly for current processing time. A Comprehensive Assessment Reports is required and will take months after all required documents are received in their office.

Step 2:  Interview Requirements

A selection from applicants meeting the initial requirements will then be required to attend an interview with the Northwestern Ontario Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NOJATC).

Interview dates will be arranged after the NOJATC has completed its resumes intake process.


Step 3: Math Assessment Requirement

A selection from those applicants who have been interviewed will then be asked to undergo a math assessment examination.

Applicants will be notified by phone/mail regarding the date available for their math assessment review.

Step 4: Pre-employment Training

The candidates chosen for the electrical apprenticeship program will have undergone and completed the previous 3 steps of the intake process.

Before beginning his/her apprenticeship work program, the candidate must then successfully complete a mandatory two week Safety and Orientation, Material and Tool Identification pre-employment training course.

Having met all the required qualifications of the NOJATC intake program, the successful applicants will then be offered a 1st term indentured apprenticeship contract.


Note: it must be clearly understood that only applicants meeting the above requirements will be considered by the Northwestern Ontario Joint Apprenticeship and Training Council. Those who have previously applied must re-apply, as all previous applications are null and void.


Please submit the following prerequisites:

– An up-to-date cover letter and resume;

– Copy of official high school transcript, or equivalent, from your education institution, confirming Grade 12 graduation; with proof of completion of Grade 12 Math and Grade 12 English

Interested candidates should submit their applications to:

IBEW 402

PO BOX 10265

Thunder Bay, ON

P7B 6T7

Please note that while all applications will be reviewed by NOJAC Apprenticeship Representatives, only to those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Additional websites to visit for more information on the career of Electrician are at:

Benefits of an Electrical Apprenticeship with IBEW 402