Job requirements Electrical Mechanic in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "electrical mechanic" was moved from the group Electrical mechanics (NOC 7333) to the group Electrical mechanics (NOC 72422).
Find out what you typically need to work as an electrical mechanic in Canada. 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.
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.
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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