Electrician: Construction and Maintenance Apprenticeship (2015/16 Program)

Program Code: 
Program Length: 

Basic - eight weeks

Intermediate and Advanced - ten weeks

Contact your local Apprenticeship Branch Office of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) for start dates.

Contact Information: 

Program assistant
416.675.6622 ext. 78038

Admission Requirements

This apprenticeship is regulated by the Ontario College of Trades. You and your employer are required to register through your local Apprenticeship Branch Office of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

Several government services, such as Job Connect or your local Employment Ontario office, can help you get started in the more than 150 skilled trades that can be learned through apprenticeship training.

For other helpful information and job listings visit apprenticesearch.com.

You will be scheduled for the in-school portion of training by MTCU. Apprentices who have been scheduled for the in-school training will be sent an Offer of Classroom Training letter from the MTCU.

Recommended Preparation

  • Grade 10 English
  • Grade 10 Mathematics
  • Science

For Peel region, please contact:

MTCU - Apprenticeship Branch
The Emerald Centre
10 Kingsbridge Garden Circle, Suite 404
Mississauga, ON L5R 3K6
905.279.7333 or 800.736.7332

Additional Requirements

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program is now offered by some Ontario school boards. It allows participants to complete high school while working part-time as a registered apprentice. If you are 16 years or older and have completed Grade 10, contact your guidance counsellor or technical director for more information.


The 2015/2016 fee for this program is

- basic $450

- intermediate $550

- advanced $550.

Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.


Our Program

In Humber's Electrician: Construction and Maintenance Apprenticeship program, you'll learn valuable, practical skills including laying out, assembling, installing, repairing, maintaining, connecting and testing electrical systems; planning installations from blueprints, sketches and specifications and installing all electrical and electronic devices; systematically diagnosing faults in electrical and electronic components; measuring, cutting, threading, bending, assembling and installing conduits and other electrical conductor enclosures; splicing and terminating electrical conductors; and testing electrical and electronic equipment for proper function.

Your Career

According to Service Canada, construction is a growth industry in Canada, currently employing more than 1.2 million men and women. Over the next few years, economic growth is expected to boost employment in most construction sectors, and as the construction industry - both residential and commercial - continues to grow, qualified electricians will increasingly be in demand, giving you a wide range of opportunities to choose from.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Upon successfully completing the in-school Certificate of Apprenticeship from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), and on-the-job training, you will write the Ontario Certificate of Qualification trade exam.

Work Placement

As an apprentice, you'll either attend day-release schooling (one day per week from August to May for all three levels) or block-release (eight-week basic level, 10-week intermediate level, and 10-week advanced level). Apprentices serve a 9,000-hour apprenticeship with 840 hours allocated to in-school training.

List of Courses
Course Code Course Name
ELAP 104 Electronics 1
ELAP 105 Canadian Electrical Code 1
ELAP 107 Instrumentation 1
ELAP 111 Electrical Theory 1
ELAP 112 Installation Methods 1
ELAP 116 Prints 1
Course Code Course Name
ELAP 155 Canadian Electrical Code 2
ELAP 157 Instrumentation 2
ELAP 158 Monitoring and Communication Systems
ELAP 159 Installation Methods 2
ELAP 160 Electronics 2
ELAP 161 Electrical Theory 2
ELAP 166 Prints 2
Course Code Course Name
ELAP 212 Canadian Electrical Code 3
ELAP 213 Instrumentation 3
ELAP 218 Installation Methods 3
ELAP 219 Electronics 3
ELAP 220 Electrical Theory 3
ELAP 226 Prints 3