Apprenticeship | Power Line Technician


The requirements for completing an apprenticeship as a power line technician is 5045 hours of on-the-job training, five weeks of training in each of the three levels of technical training (Level 1, 2 & 3 ). Power Line technician is a red-seal trade. Refer to Red Seal for additional information on red-seal trades.

Graduates from the power line technician citation ELTT twelve week program at Electrical Industry Training Institute (EITI) will acquire credit for the first level of technical training.

After completing the power line technician citation ELTT program individuals will need to acquire employment in the field. Several employers in the lower mainland are actively involved in training apprentices. Individuals wishing to identify employers who are hiring would be able to acquire up-to-date information from their instructors or by referring to employment websites – Workopolis. Once an individual has employment and is a registered powerline technician apprentice the expectation will be to complete 5045 hours of on-the-job training as well as, return to a post-secondary institution of your choice for three additional levels of technical training. Refer to the Apprenticeship Training section for additional information on apprenticeship registration procedures and the responsibilities of the apprentice.

Once an individual has completed the four levels of technical training in the power line field, the completion of 5045 hours of on-the-job training and achieved a 70% or higher on the Inter-provincial power line examination under the guidelines of apprenticeship training they would receive a

  • ITA Certificate of Qualification
  • Inter-provincial Red Seal Endorsement (refer to Red Seal for information about red seal trades)
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship