Where it Can Take You
Electricians work for construction and maintenance contractors, manufacturers, resource companies and other large organizations. Membership in a trade union is voluntary; however, some contractors only employ unionized workers.
Electricians may advance to positions such as foreman, superintendent, estimator or electrical inspector. Some electricians start their own contracting businesses.
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Alberta-certified electricians may apply to the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta to become a Master Electrician 3 years after becoming certified.
In Alberta, a valid Master Electrician Identification Number is required in order to pull electrical work permits.
Graduate Information & Opportunities
Red Seal Certification
Apprentices may attempt the Interprovincial Exam in the final period of their apprenticeship training and, if successful, be granted a Red Seal under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program. A Red Seal ensures recognition of your certification throughout Canada without further examination.
Blue Seal Certification
Individuals possessing a valid Alberta Journeyman Certificate, an Alberta Qualification Certificate, an Alberta Occupational Certificate, or a valid recognized credential are eligible to receive a Blue Seal business credential after completing the necessary requirements.
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