1. You usually need a high school diploma.
2. To gain trade certification, you usually need either a four- or five-year industrial electrician apprenticeship program or a combination of over five years' work experience and some high school, college or industry courses in industrial electrical equipment.
3. Trade certification is compulsory in Prince Edward Island, Quebec and the Yukon. It is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Manitoba.
4. According to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, these electricians in Canada require a Construction and Maintenance Licence.
5. Qualified industrial electricians may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country.
6. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor.