Benefits of the ELTT Program

The EJTC’s Entry Level Trades Training Program prepares you for an apprenticeship in the electrical trades. The course combines 15 weeks of classroom and workshop training with 10 weeks of paid electrical experience.

How are we different from other foundation courses?

  • 1. We are driven by industry

    The EJTC is the training and apprenticeship arm of the unionized electrical sector in B.C.’s Lower Mainland and Okanagan. Governed by a joint board representing the IBEW Local 213, the ECA of BC and the BC Shipbuilding sector.

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  • 2. We provide one-to-one instruction and support

    Our instructors are trained to help students build on their strengths. We provide special help with learning issues.

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  • 3. We include 10 weeks of paid work experience

    You will be working with our IBEW local 213 experienced electricians at one of our signatory contractors job sites. Safety is a top priority for all.

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  • 4. Our foundation course can lead to apprenticeship in a union sector

    The IBEW 213 apprenticeship includes regular pay increases, pension, industry-leading health benefits, financial support during technical training, and job security.

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  • 5. We want you to succeed

    We take pride in our high success rate. We see the ELTT program as just the first step in your lifetime of learning within the electrical trades.

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Hear firsthand from our trainers and EJTC staff:

Program Costs

Note: fees are subject to change. Participants are expected to provide their own personal safety footwear and transportation to and from training and worksites. Students will be required to supply their own tools for the 10 weeks of work experience (approximate cost $500.00). These fees and costs are offset by the income that trainees earn during their included 10 weeks of work experience.

Non-refundable Registration Fee (When the seat is offered) Tuition Costs of Books and Materials GST TOTAL
$250 $5,400 $800 $322.50 $6,772.50

IMPORTANT: Please read the Media Release – May 28, 2019 from Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training re: Cash Payments here. Please read the EJTC Cash Payments Policy here

Read EJTC’s Tuition Refund Policy here.

Are you looking for additional funding?

The Canadian Construction Women Bursary
Mott Electric Women in Electrical Training Fund
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women
Live Your Dream Award
Program fees are due in full four weeks prior to the first day of class. You may be able to access funding through StudentAid BC for this program.

Our course is offered 6 times a year

(Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov)

When does our next course start? Monday, May 1, 2023

Deadline for Applications: Friday, February 24, 2023

Academic Placement Exam: Saturday, March 4, 2023 

Note! Study package available for purchase (Total $35 – includes tax). Please call ahead to prepay and pickup or have your package mailed. 


To gain entrance to the EJTC’s Entry Level Trades Training program, applicants are required to have Grade 12 completion including the following courses:

    • Precalculus 11 (or Principles of Math 11)
    • Physics 11


  • 2 years of full-time education in an English-speaking country plus one of the following:
    • English 12
    • Communications 12
    • English Language Arts 12
    • English Studies 12
    • English First People 12

English is the language of instruction and communication at the EJTC. For those applying without English 12 or equivalent from an English-speaking country, the EJTC will accept successful completion of one of the following recognized English Language Proficiency tests:

  • CAEL test with an overall band score of 60 or greater; or
  • Cambridge Assessment English – B2 First; or C1 Advanced; or C2 Proficiency; or
  • TOEFL test with an overall score of 82 or greater

Applicants must have basic computer skills and access to a computer with Windows 7 or later, and to the internet, for homework assignments.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Those applying with International transcripts showing the required prerequisites, must include a Comprehensive Report (not Basic) from a credentialing service such as ICES. Please check their website to learn about their processing times.

How to Apply

In order to apply for the ELTT course,

you must submit the following:

  • A copy of your official school transcript showing prerequisites successfully completed (if you require a transcript and graduated in BC, visit
  • An up-to-date resume

Only those applications that meet the requirements as stated above will be contacted about the next step.

Applications and supporting documents

should be addressed and sent to:

Electrical Joint Training Committee          1405 Broadway Street Port Coquitlam, BC  V3C 6L6 Attention: ELTT Administrator Email:

ELTT Application Form

1405 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam BC V3C 6L6
Tel: 604 571-6540 • Fax: 604 571-6520 • Email:
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