Industrial Electrician

Industrial electricians install, maintain, test, troubleshoot, service and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical controls. Their work includes equipment or components directly or indirectly exposed to electrical power such as motors, generators, pumps and lighting systems.

NOC: 7242

Designation Year: 1966

Designated Red Seal in: BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, ON, PE, QC, YT
Trade title: Industrial Electrician, in BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, ON, PE, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Electricity (QC)

Occupational Standard for current exams

View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Industrial Electrician trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.

Essential Skills

Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.

Job Market Reports

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Sample Questions

Try the sample Industrial Electrician examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Red Seal Exam Breakdown

Consult the Industrial Electrician Exam Breakdown for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.

Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Industrial Electrician.