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Electricians install, repair, test and maintain wiring, controls, motors and other electrical devices in a variety of locations

What do Electricians do on the job?

• Inspect, read and interpret electrical, mechanical and architectural drawings and electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts
• Cut, thread, bend, assemble and install conduits and other types of electrical conductor enclosures and fittings
• Pull wire through conduits and holes in walls and floors
• Position, maintain and install distribution and control equipment such as switches, relays, circuit breaker panels and fuse enclosures
• Install, replace, maintain and repair electrical systems and related electrical equipment
• Splice, join and connect wire to form circuits
• Test circuits to ensure integrity and safety

Where do Electricians work?
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• AREVA and Cameco
• Electrical contractors
• Manufacturing firms
• Retail outlets
• Wholesale outlets

What characteristics do you need?

• Good communication skills
• Aptitude for math
• Mechanical ability
• Physical strength and stamina
• Ability to distinguish colours to work with colour-coded wiring
• Ability to work in high places
• Ability to keep up to date with changing technology
• Creativity

Estimated Average Hourly Wage from Service Canada - Saskatchewan - $38.51/hour

Post-Secondary Institutes

• SIAST – Electrician
o Certificate Program
o Require: Grade 11 with Math 20
o Length: 20 weeks
• Saskatchewan Apprenticeship – Electrician
o Completed Grade 12
o Must be working in the trade and under the supervision of a certified journeyperson
o Length: 4 years including 1,800 hours of technical training and on-the-job training

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