Becoming an Electrician
Electricians help bring electricity into homes and buildings. They install, repair, test and maintain electrical wiring, fuses and equipment through where electricity flows. There are many fields you can get into within the electrical trade- from construction and maintenance electricians with residential wiring, to very complicated fibre-optic connections, the future and career opportunities in the electrical trade is endless.
The wages for an apprentice starts at about $15 an hour, while a journeyman earns about $40 an hour, $60 when benefits are taken into account.
You are required a minimum of grade 10 for non-union electricians in Ontario and grade 12 for those in a union. Having a high school diploma is not required, but preferable, given that math is mandatory to do electrical work.