How to become an
Frank Cozzolino has been a licensed electrician since 2001 and one of Mike Holmes’ go-to guys on his home renovation shows since then. Cozzolino studied at George Brown College and worked independently before starting Solutions Electrical & Maintenance Ltd. in 2003.
An electrician installs, repairs and maintains electrical systems in homes and other buildings.
Becoming an electrician isn’t easy—lots of time and work are put into securing and completing an apprenticeship—but once you master the trade, you’ll be set for a long and rewarding career. Here’s what you need to do to get there.
Electricians are tradespeople who design, install, and maintain electrical systems. Depending on the job they’re on, electricians have many duties, such as: planning projects; installing new or upgrading old systems, wiring, receptacles, and lighting fixtures; troubleshooting and repairing issues; and
Like most tradespeople in Canada, electricians are steadily in demand and well compensated. What they get paid depends on how much experience they have, where they work, and who they work for. General wages Electricians are paid differently depending on