The Electrician Apprenticeship requires about four to five years or 9,000 hours including 840 hours of post-secondary in-school training. Lambton College offers the in-school portion of the curriculum set out by the Ontario College of Trades.

One must pass an exam to receive a Certificate of Qualification with journeyperson status, which includes an Inter-Provincial Trade Certification (Red Seal). Prior education and experience may shorten the time to complete all competencies.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be presently employed in the industry as an apprentice and must be registered with the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD) and Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).


To register for these programs, contact the apprenticeship office directly as these programs are not part of the registration process nor are they eligible for OSAP.

Employment Opportunities

Apprentices may be employed in manufacturing plants, light and heavy industry, marinas, mills, factories and home construction.