Trades and Industrial

Electrical Applied Certificate

NOC – 7241

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Program Description

Do you enjoy working with your hands, figuring out plans, and solving problems? Are you interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry? If so, SIIT’s Electrical Applied Certificate program may be the first step to a rewarding career as an electrician.

The Electrical Applied Certificate program is delivered in Saskatoon and is equivalent to level one technical training. The program includes classroom and hands on training in the trade shop, life skills training and safety tickets. Students can also complete a work practicum and can earn up to 300 hours of trade time credit toward apprenticeship.

Apprentices and Red Seal Electricians (NOC 7241) can find employment with construction companies, electrical contractors and maintenance departments of buildings and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Admission Requirements

  • Regular Grade 11 or GED
  • 1 of Math 20 Level
    • Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 20
    • Foundations of Mathematics 20
    • Pre-Calculus 20
  • Science 20
  • The Electrician trade is physically demanding- you must be physically fit to work in the trade.

Mature Admission

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Any applicant under special admission is subject to an academic assessment

Winter 2022 - Electrical Applied Certificate - Saskatoon

Program Length: 5 months
Start Date: 03/14/2022
Division: Trades and Industrial
Campus: Saskatoon
Location: SIIT Electrical Shop - Electrical Applied
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Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

English Language Benchmark

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

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

Technical Training Levels and Courses

This course satisfies requirements for Level One technical training and is 22 weeks long.

Course content for Level 1 technical training in the Electrician trade includes the following topics:

  • 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

Tuition and Fees

Applied Certificate (includes credit for Level 1 technical training and 300 hours trade time)
Tuition Textbook Compulsory
$4,786 $275 $2,150 $7,211
Please note: All tuition and fees are subject to change.
*Total amount does not include the required UPass Transit Bus Pass for Saskatoon & Regina students.
*Compulsory fees may include: student fees, field trip and/or practicum fees, laboratory fees, apprenticeship fees, PPE & other equipment, exam fees, online fees, consumables, safety and first aid training, and tools.
Additional Fees- 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 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.

Depending on your status, different forms of financial assistance are available to you. Please click here to explore options for funding. If you require assistance finding funding, please contact

What to Expect

Day to Day

Delivery Method
  • 50% hours in-class theory and 50% hours hands on practical training in the trades shop. Class is held Monday to Friday, 6 hours per day.
  • A few hours per week of independent (homework) learning.
  • Personal Protective Equipment needed for shop training and employment is provided by SIIT.
  • One week of life skills training
  • One week of safety tickets:
    • WHMIS
    • First Aid/ CPR
    • Fall Arrest
    • Aerial Work Platform
  • One-week work placement
Work Integrated Learning

One week work placements are available for Electrical Applied Certificate students. Students must adhere to attendance and academic performance standards to participate.

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is essential for academic success. Each program has specific attendance requirements that must be adhered to in order to graduate.

For Electrical Applied Certificate students, an attendance rate of 90% or better is required to graduate and is mandatory to qualify for trade time credit.

If you have been approved for funding, you must maintain the attendance required by your sponsoring agency to remain eligible to receive payment.

Graduation Requirements and Credential

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.

A minimum of 60% on each course and a 70% GPA is required to complete the applied certificate program. Graduates will receive an Applied Certificate, an SIIT Transcript, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission recognized Level 1 Construction Electrician technical training and 300 hours trade time credit upon being indentured in the trade.

Career Path

Career Opportunities & Salaries

Graduates of The Electrical Applied Certificate can expect to find work as entry level Electricians (NOC 7241).

Electricians in this unit group lay out, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in buildings and other structures. They are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of buildings and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

In Saskatchewan, the average annual salary for Electricians is $ 69,200. (

For assistance finding employment, please contact your local SIIT Career Centre.

Apprenticeship Opportunities and Licensing Requirements

To graduate from each level of an 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.

Upon completion of their apprenticeship and required industry experience, apprentices may write the Interprovincial Journeyperson Examination and obtain a Red Seal.

For additional information on the apprenticeship process for Electricians in Saskatchewan, click here.

Support for apprentices is available through SIIT’s Joint Training Committee (JTC). The SIIT Joint Training Committee (JTC) has been building careers in skilled trades since 1998! The JTC supports qualified Indigenous individuals to enter the trades as apprentices, complete trade levels, and become Journeypersons. Indenture Fees are paid by the JTC. Services are available province wide.

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