Job requirements Electrical Mechanic in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as an electrical mechanic in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Electrical mechanics (NOC 7333).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a four-year apprenticeship program or A combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and some college or 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.
  • Electrical motor system technician (electrical utility) trade certification is available, but voluntary in New Brunswick.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified electric motor system technicians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Alberta Electric Motor System Technician Regulated Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office, Government of Alberta
British Columbia Electric Motor Systems Technician (winder Electrician) Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Manitoba Electric Motor System Technician Regulated Apprenticeship Manitoba
Generator Installer/repairer Regulated Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner
New Brunswick Electric Motor System Technician Regulated Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, Government of New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador Electric Motor System Technician Regulated Division of Institutional and Industrial Education, Department of Education
Nova Scotia Electric Motor System Technician Regulated Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
Ontario Electric Motor System Technician Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Prince Edward Island Electric Motor System Technician Regulated Apprenticeship Training and Skilled Trade Certification, Government of Prince Edward Island
Québec Electric Motor And Material Repairer-winder Regulated Emploi Québec
Yukon Electric Motor System Technician Regulated Apprenticeship and Tradesperson Qualifications, Yukon Education

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

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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