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Electrician, Construction Maintenance

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Program Details

  • Program Code:4501
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Ontario College Certificate
  • Program Type:Traditional apprenticeship program
  • Program Length:3 levels (basic, intermediate and advanced)

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Electrician, Construction Maintenance apprenticeship program will teach you the ins and outs of circuitry and wiring that are required to become an electrician in the electrician construction and maintenance trade (#309A).

Under the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science umbrella, this Electrician apprenticeship program will consist of in-class studies as well as on-the-job experience that will take three years to complete.

Because on-the-job training will take place with an employer, you must be sponsored by that employer to be eligible to take this program. Your Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development counsellor, in consultation with your employer, will schedule you into your college sessions.

At the conclusion of your Electrician, Construction Maintenance apprenticeship, including your job experience training, you'll be eligible to write the exam for your certificate of qualification. Passing this exam will qualify you for a certificate of apprenticeship from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and signify that you are certified in your occupation.

Please note: Centennial College also offers in-school training for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic (trade #313A).

Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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Program Highlights

  • The Electrician, Construction Maintenance program employs an earn-while-you-learn approach.
  • School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science professors have extensive and current experience in the industry.
  • In-school sessions are conducted in state-of-the-art facilities at one of the province's largest trades training centres, Progress Campus.

Career Outlook

  • Residential service electrician (Trade 309A)
  • Commercial electrician (Trade 309A)
  • Journeyman electrician
  • Maintenance electrician

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • You cannot apply directly to the College for admission to a traditional apprenticeship. You must first be currently employed as an apprentice. For more information on traditional apprenticeships, please visit

How to Apply

How to Apply

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For information about apprenticeship or apprenticeship registration, please contact the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. You must be currently employed as an apprentice.

Apprentices do not apply directly to Centennial College or at

Apprenticeship and Adjustment Branch
625 Church Street
Toronto, ON M7A 2B5

Or call one of two area offices:
Metro East: 905-837-7722
Metro West: 905-279-7333

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