Becoming an Electrician
Becoming an electrician takes many years. First being signed as an electrician apprentice. Working along side of a master electrician for two years to learn hands on the field of trade. The electrician apprentice will then attend electrical trade school for one term. Then back to work for a year. After five years and three terms of college the electrician apprentice is ready to write his provincial electrician licence. If successful he is now a licensed electrician. He is still not able to pull permits in Ontario yet. Only a master electrician with a electrical contractor provincial licence can do this.
Becoming a Master Electrician
Becoming a master electrician is another step. You must carry a valid electrician licence for a total of two full years before you qualify to take courses and write the master electrician licence. Once you pass and receive your master electrician papers can you qualify to file for your Ontario electrical contractors provincial licence.
Becoming an Electrical Contractor
The next step to obtaining permits is full electrical contractors liability insurance as well as WSIB clearance. Once you have these as well as your provincial electrical contractor licence and you Master electricians licence you are now able to perform work as an electrical contractor.