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Electrician

What does a Electrician do?

Electricians install, change, repair and maintain electrical systems designed to provide heat, light, power, signals or alarms to all types of buildings and structures.

- They read electrical, mechanical and architectural drawings and electrical code specifications to design wiring layouts.
- They cut, thread, bend, assemble and install electrical conductor enclosures and fittings.
- They position, maintain and install distribution and control equipment such as switches, relays, circuit breaker panels and fuse enclosures.
- They splice, join and connect wire to form circuits.
- They test circuits to make sure they work and are safe.

What kind of person makes a good Electrician?

Electrician might be the job for you if you:

- Have good communication skills and can read well
- Are good at math
- Have mechanical ability
- Arenít afraid of heights
- Are detail oriented

How do I become a Electrician?

1. Find a company willing to take you as an apprentice
2. Register with AAIT (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training)
3. Apprentice for 4 years, which includes 1500 hours of on the job training and 8 weeks of technical training at school each year.
4. Take the interprovincial Red Seal exam to become a registered Electrician.
5. Now you can work almost anywhere in Canada!

Where does a Electrician work?

92 per cent of Electricians in Alberta work in the Construction industry. They are most often employed by construction and maintenance contractors, manufacturers and resource companies.

How much does a Electrician make?

On average, Electricians in Alberta make $30.56 an hour. Thatís about $65,000 a year.

Apprentice Electricians earn 50% of a journeymanís wage rate in the first year, 60% in the second, 70% in the third and 80% in the fourth.

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