Red Seal / Compulsory Certified

Construction electricians plan, assemble, install, commission, inspect, and maintain electrical systems in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial environments (for example, heating, lighting, power, security, communication and control systems).

You have strong math skills.

You can interpret blueprints.

You like working with digital programs.


  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications.
  • Test and measure voltage, loads, ground faults integrity of circuits.
  • Install power generation, stand-by power generation and power conditioning systems.
  • Connect power to audio and visual equipment.
  • Renovate electrical systems in residential and commercial structures.
  • Conduct preventive maintenance programs.

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Reading, communication and numeracy skills.
  • Problem solving/planning skills.
  • Hand-eye coordination.
  • Physical fitness.
  • Work experience with electrical equipment & digital technology programs.

Entering the Trade

  • Is there a training pathway for this trade?: Yes
  • Number of Levels: 4
  • Total Required Apprenticeship Hours: 7,200
  • Total Hours Required to Challenge Exam as a Trade Qualifier: 10,800

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Salary Range

$35 – $46.85/hr

*Based on 2023 collective agreement Journeyperson hourly rate

Projected Construction Worker Retirements

~6,500 by 2032*

*BuildForce Canada 10-Year Workforce Outlook for NB

Did You Know?

You can work indoors or outdoors. You can be self-employed or work with others such as electrical contractors, building maintenance departments and others.