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Electrician – Construction & Industrial

Duration: 28 weeks

Available: Sydney

Course Description

There is a huge demand for qualified electricians in Canada. Electricians are presently needed across the country in both construction and industrial applications. Electrician have a bright job outlook in coming years, projecting a 15 percent growth rate in the number of electrical positions between 2010 and 2020.

There is presently a two to three year waiting list to enroll in electrical programs across the province of Nova Scotia. With a well-recognized need for electricians in Canada, and a shortfall in the availability of training in the province of NS, the McKenzie College Electrical program is ideal for students wishing to enter the industry.

In developing our program we took direct guidance from the Interprovincial Program Guide for the electrical trades. We have fully implemented the Level One objectives of the Apprenticeship Curriculum Standard, plus additional instruction to develop each student to the level that they are employable in the field.

What makes our program unique?
The McKenzie Tractor Trailer – Class 1 program is unique in Nova Scotia. Our custom curriculum offers a 15-week program that includes extensive worksite experience and 50 hours of in-seat driving time, more than any other program in Nova Scotia. Our program meets the requirements of the THRSC (Trucking Human Resource Sector Council). Our program features multiple Tractor Trailers from International, Volvo and Freightliner  with 13-Speed, 10 Speed and Super-10 Speed transmissions to learn on so students can gain experience with both Range and Split shift transmissions. Training trailers include a variety of van and flat deck options in 32 and 53 foot lengths for progressive learning experiences. Our program includes air-brake instruction as part of the program and students do not have to write their air-brake certificate before enrolling in the program.Students receive industry recognized safety certifications such as PDIC, WHIMS and Load Securement, recognized by employers in the transportation sector.  Don’t settle for less than our professional 15 week course.


Career Opportunities
The McKenzie College Electrician Program is designed for those students who wish to enter the field as an apprentice electrician. Electrical apprentices typically combine in class study with a defined term of work experience in order to become a Journeyman Electrician. The McKenzie College Electrician program credits graduates with their first block of electrical study and work experience hours.

Program Modules
Workplace Mentoring
Safety Practices and Building Code
Tools, Equipment, Access and Lifting
DC Theory
Single Phase AC Theory
Three Phase AC Theory
Conductors, Cable and Voltage Drop
Wiring Distribution and Protective Devices
Lighting, Controls and Emergency Lighting
Heating Systems
Single Phase Service Entrance
Supervised Work Experience


Applicants to the Electrician program are asked to provide the following documentation prior to receiving acceptance:

  • High School Record
  • Completed application form
  • $50.00 registration fee

McKenzie College Electrical Training Site

Work Placement 4 weeks
Apprenticeship Testing and Credit yes
First Aid yes
OHS yes
Scissor Lift Included yes
Forklift Included yes

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I have to do the 4 week internship?

The 4 week internship is a required part of the course. More importantly, it is in the students benefit to complete the internship. A successful internship can provide valuable experience but also may open opportunities for entry into the industry.