Manufacturing and Automation


Electricians install, alter, repair and maintain electrical designed to provide heat, light, power, control and much more.

Key Skills IconKey skills

  • Communications
  • Aptitude for math
  • Mechanical ability, physical strength and stamina
  • Working with colour-coded wiring

Working Conditions IconWorking conditions

  • Indoors, sometimes in dirty, cramped spaces
  • Outdoors, sometimes on scaffolding
  • Risk of injury when working with live wiring
  • Overtime when required

Is it a good fit? IconCareer potential*

  • Electrician
  • Electrical Inspector
  • Supervisor
  • Business Owner or Manager

*May require additional education.

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  • Carpenter
  • Electrical Engineering Technologist
  • Home Inspector

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