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).
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.
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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