Electrician: Industrial 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 

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent 
  • Grade 12 C or U English or equivalent 
  • Grade 12 C 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. This program allows you to complete high school while working part-time as a registered apprentice. To see if you are eligible, 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: Industrial Apprenticeship program, you will learn technical theory and skills in the three levels of in-school training allocated toward your electrician apprenticeship. You will learn to perform a wide range of tasks including: lay out, assemble, install, repair, maintain, connect or test electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment and wiring for electrical systems; plan installations from blueprints, sketches and specifications and install all electronic devices; systematically diagnose faults in electrical and electronic systems and equipment, and repair or replace electrical and electronic components; measure, cut, thread, bend, assemble and install conduits and other electrical conductor enclosures; splice and terminate electrical conductors, and test electrical and electronic equipment for proper function; program and troubleshoot PLC and fire alarm systems.

Your Career

The industrial electrician powers, controls and maintains Ontario's factories, plants and industries. Knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies is paramount in keeping our province on the leading edge. Apply your technical know-how in an industrial or plant setting, assembling, testing, installing and maintaining electrical and electronic components and systems.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

On completing in-school training, apprentices are issued a Certificate of Apprenticeship from Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning. When on-the-job training is finished, apprentices are eligible to write the Ontario Certificate of Qualification trade exam.

Work Placement

Apprentices in the Electrician: Industrial Apprenticeship program serve a 9,000-hour apprenticeship with 840 hours allocated to three levels of 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 217 Fluid Power
ELAP 218 Installation Methods 3
ELAP 219 Electronics 3
ELAP 220 Electrical Theory 3