Trades and Industrial

Electrical Applied Certificate

NOC – 7241

Career Description

Construction Electricians install, repair, test and maintain wiring, controls, motors and other electrical devices in a variety of locations. Construction electricians plan, design, assemble, install, alter, repair, inspect, verify, commission, connect, operate, maintain and decommission electrical systems. Electrical systems provide heating, lighting, power, alarm, security, communication and control in residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, transportation and entertainment environments. 

Program Description

This might be the career for you if you like working with your hands and anything with wires. Do you enjoy figuring out puzzles and problems? Do you like physical work where you aren’t stuck in one place all day? Love keeping busy and a fast paced environment where the day flies by? If this is you than you may be suited for a career as an Electrician.  

Short practicum placements and safety tickets are also paid for as part of your program registration.
The course includes courses in the following areas: 

  • Safety and Personal Protective Equipment  
  • Electrical Theory and Practice  
  • Extra-Low Voltage, Magnetism and Meters
  • Wiring Methods  
  • Single Dwelling Plans, Lighting and Services  
  • Solving DC Circuits 
  • Conductors and Branch Circuits

Applied Certificate

SIIT runs an applied certificate level program. This program is 22 weeks. Includes Level One of technical apprenticeship training and 300 hours once indentured towards the requirements for apprenticeship completion.  Includes a work practicum, safety tickets and life skills.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines


Grade 12 Transcript with no modified classes

Any Regular Math 20, including: Workplace and Apprenticeship; Foundations; or Pre-Calculus. (Modified and General Math are not acceptable)

Any Regular Science at the 10 Level


Mature Admission

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Any applicant under special admission is subject to a CAAT Assessment

Physically Capable

Physically capable (lifting, bending and prolonged physical work)

Delivery Method

Electrical Applied Certificate  

  • Includes two weeks of life skills  
  • One week of safety tickets (paid for by SIIT)  
  • One-week work placement  
  • 18 weeks of classroom and hands-on learning  
    • 50% classroom and 50% hands-on

Tuition and Fees

Tuition Textbook Compulsory
$4,692 $275 $1,575 $6,542
Please note: All fees are subject to change.
*Total amount does not include the required UPass Transit Bus Pass for Saskatoon & Regina students.
U-Pass - Saskatoon and Regina Transit Bus Passes

$260 per year

$130 per semester

The U-Pass is a City Transit bus pass for students that allow you to save on transportation costs. The U-Pass fee is a provided at a reduced cost compared to a standard monthly City Transit pass and is mandatory for most SIIT students in Saskatoon and Regina. You may use the U-Pass as many times as you would like during the academic term. Students who meet certain requirements can opt-out of the U-Pass, please contact the Admissions department for more information.
Please note: U-Pass fees are subject to change.

Graduation Requirements

A 70% is required on all level examinations and a pass for safety tickets.

Attendance Policy

Apprenticeship requires a 90% attendance rate. 

Apprenticeship Requirements

To graduate from each level of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must successfully complete the required technical training and compile enough on-the-job experience to total at least 1800 hours each year. Total trade time required is 7200 hours and at least 4 years in the trade.

Career Possibilities

There are many different opportunities for Electricians upon completion of their journeyperson training. The average starting salary for a construction electrician is $62,500 and can increase from there. There are opportunities to work in many industries including residential, commercial and industrial. Certification as a journeyperson and some years of experience also qualifies people to open their own business in the Construction Electrician trade.

International Students

SIIT is currently not legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian resident to apply.

English Language Benchmark

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to those who are status First Nation but programs are open to anyone.

January 2020 - Electrical Applied Certificate - Regina Career Centre

Program Length: 5 months
Start Date: 01/27/2020
Division: Trades and Industrial
Campus: Regina
Location: Regina Career Centre
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