Look Inside Apprenticeships
When you enter the apprenticeship program at the EJTC, you are on your way to gaining a nationally-recognized ticket as a Construction Electrician. Our apprentices become members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 213, and as union members, receive ongoing training, upgrading and access to higher wages, benefits and job security During this four- to five-year program, you’ll alternate between paid employment and formal training, with government financial support available to you during training. You earn while you learn!
As an apprentice, you can start making money right away because you “earn while you learn”. Skilled construction workers in BC earn $80,000 per year on average. The number of BC construction workers over 40 years of age is rising, and many are approaching retirement. It’s a good time to enter the skilled construction trades. A new electrical apprentice who enters construction today and continues to learn may well be earning more than $100,000 per year after completion and becoming a Journeyperson.