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BECOME AN APPRENTICE

Earn While You Learn

An electrical apprenticeship is 9000 hours of on-the-job training which breaks down into five terms of 1800 hours each. The pay scale is as follows:

First term (0 – 1800 hours) 40% of journeyperson rate
Second term (1801 – 3600 hours) 50% of journeyperson rate
Third term (3601 – 5400 hours) 60% of journeyperson rate
Fourth term (5401 – 7200 hours) 70% of journeyperson rate
Fifth term (7201 – 9000 hours) 80% of journeyperson rate

There are also three terms of trade school which must be completed during the course of an electrical apprenticeship – the first term is for eight weeks, the second and third terms are for ten weeks. The hours spent in trade school count as hours towards the apprenticeship.

When 9000 hours of work and three terms of school have been completed, an apprentice must pass a final exam with a mark of at least 70% to obtain a Certificate of Qualification and become a licensed 309A electrician.

Intake for apprentices is now open for the month of February 2019.

Apprenticeship Intake Application Process

Documents to be submitted during intake

• Copy of your High School Transcript


• Resume with an objective to apply for a position in the electrical apprenticeship program.


• 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).


Minimum Requirements 

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%).

MUST have valid full G License

MUST reside in Northwestern Ontario 

Only selected applicants will be contacted.  

Apprentice Application Form

Benefits of an Electrical Apprenticeship with IBEW 402

HIGHER WAGES, BENEFITS, A RETIREMENT, DIVERSE WORK EXPERIENCE FOCUSED ON A SAFETY FIRST CULTURE