Electricians

Electricians

NOC
7241

- Electricians (except industrial and power system)

Install and repair electrical systems designed to provide heat, light, power, control or alarms for all types of buildings and structures.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

175
 

Median Hourly Wage

$25.00
$15.00
Low
$34.50
High

Median Salary

$36,289
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

1,595
 

% Working Full Time

94%
 

% Working Full Year

56%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Electricians in this unit group lay out, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in buildings and other structures. They are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of buildings and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Electricians in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Read and interpret drawings, circuit diagrams and electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts for new or existing installations
  • Pull wire through conduits and through holes in walls and floors
  • Install brackets and hangers to support electrical equipment
  • Install, replace and repair lighting fixtures and electrical control and distribution equipment, such as switches, relays and circuit breaker panels
  • Splice, join and connect wire to fixtures and components to form circuits
  • Test continuity of circuits using test equipment to ensure compatibility and safety of system, following installation, replacement or repair
  • Troubleshoot and isolate faults in electrical and electronic systems and remove and replace faulty components
  • Connect electrical power to audio and visual communication equipment, signalling devices and heating and cooling systems
  • Conduct preventive maintenance programs and keep maintenance records.

Also Known As

  • apprentice electrician
  • construction electrician
  • construction electrician apprentice
  • domestic and rural electrician
  • electrician
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a four- to five-year apprenticeship program is usually required.
  • Trade certification for construction electricians is compulsory in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Trade certification for electricians (domestic and rural) is compulsory in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario.
  • Trade certification for electrical control (machine) builders is available, but voluntary, in Ontario.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified construction electricians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

2.0%
Female
98.0%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

11.7%
15-24
25.7%
25-34
16.3%
35-44
21.3%
45-54
20.7%
55-64
4.3%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

1.7%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
5.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
53.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
37.7%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
1.7%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

84.2%
Construction
3.0%
Public administration
2.4%
Health care and social assistance
10.4%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

16.80%
Northeast
25.50%
Southeast
26.20%
Southwest
20.80%
Central
10.70%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$34,952
Northeast
$34,634
Southeast
$50,006
Southwest
$51,908
Central
$46,497
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$25.00
$15.00
Low
$37.13
High

Southeast

$23.25
$15.00
Low
$32.00
High

Southwest

$26.00
$16.50
Low
$30.00
High

Central

$24.50
$16.00
Low
$26.00
High

Northwest

$25.00
$15.00
Low
$34.50
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$36,289

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$52,368

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$36,289

Newfoundland

$55,726

Prince Edward Island

$37,604

Nova Scotia

$43,712

Canada

$52,466
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

175
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-35
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

210
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

616
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-50
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

667