Job requirements Electrical Mechanic in British Columbia
Find out what you typically need to work as an electrical mechanic in British Columbia. These requirements are applicable to all Electrical mechanics (NOC 72422).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- Completion of secondary school and training courses or a vocational program is usually required.
- Completion of a four-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over four years of work experience and industry courses in electrical mechanics is usually required for trade certification.
- Trade certification as an electric motor system technician is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon and Nunavut.
- Electrical motor and equipment repairer - winding trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Quebec.
Professional certification and licensingBritish Columbia
You might need to get a professional licence from a regulatory authority before you can start working. Licensing can be compulsory or voluntary, depending on the occupation.
- If the licence is compulsory, you must be certified before you can practise the occupation and use the professional designation.
- If the licence is voluntary, you don’t need to be certified to practise this occupation.
Find out if your occupation is regulated and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.
Do you want to work in another province or territory?
If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.
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