Electrician, Industrial

Industrial Electricians inspect, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and service industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. Service includes calibration and preventative/predictive maintenance. Industrial electricians are employed by maintenance departments of plants, mines, smelters, oil and gas operations, mills, shipyards, utility companies, manufacturing facilities and other industrial establishments. Some are employed by electrical contractors.

Logbook and Evidence Guides

Signoff

THE INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN PROGRAM HAS CHANGED. 

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Harmonized*

December 1, 2018

Harmonized*

December 1, 2018

Harmonized*

December 1, 2019

Harmonized*

December 1, 2020

*Harmonized = Program stream with re-aligned content beginning in December 2018

**Current = Program stream for apprentices who've completed level 1 training before December 2018

If you are unclear as to what program you are registered in, or unclear as to which program you should be following, please contact ITA Customer Service

HARMONIZED PROGRAM INFORMATION

Program Profile Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification Download (185 PDF KB)
Program Outline Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers Download (1,195 PDF KB)
Exam Weighting Charts The Exam Weighting Charts for the Harmonized level exams will be made available as the Harmonized level exams are launched.

Level 1 (156 PDF KB)

Level 2 (156 PDF KB)

For more information on the Marine Endorsement please refer to the Marine Electrician - Endorsement Program page.


Industrial Electrician Guidebook

See below for information about the current (pre-harmonized) program. 

Program Updates:

Transitioning to the Harmonized Program

Standardized Level Exams

  • September 2021: Industrial Electrician harmonized Standard Level Exams for Level 1 and Level 2 have been reviewed for compliance with the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC). See OPSN 2021 012 for details.
  • August 2021: Development and validation of Standardized Level Exam(s) (SLEs) for the Harmonized Level(s) of this program have been impacted by Covid-19. Implementation of affected SLEs will be announced by Official Program Standards Notification (OPSN). Please see the Program Update for details.
  • Harmonized Level 1 & 2: exams will be launched January 1, 2020. See OPSN 2019 019 for details and the Exam Weighting Charts for Level 1 and Level 2.
  • Level 1 & 2 SLE Formula Sheet
  • Level examinations for the Industrial Electrician program are not available for challenge

Interprovincial Exams

  • July 30, 2019: Effective September 1, 2019, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) will be provided during the Interprovincial Red Seal exam. See OPSN 2019 011 for details.
  • June 2017: For details regarding changes to the list of individuals permitted to sign off the Industrial Electrician Logbook and Recommendation for Certification, see OPSN-2017-012

 

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 179.89 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 1.23 MB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 27.83 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.

OR

If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 159.66 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 173.84 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 267.1 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 362.53 KB)