Construction and Maintenance Sector (ICI)
Intake for 2017
The application process has concluded for this year. Please continue to review the website for future intakes.
provide an Official High School Transcript (original or certified true copy)
indicating successful completion of High School. If you were educated outside
of the Province of Ontario then you will need to get your documents assessed by
I.C.A.S. (additional information is contained on the website). If you do not already
possess a Comprehensive Report from
I.C.A.S. then you are not eligible to apply for this Intake.
recommends that you acquire the Report so you will be ready for the next
requirements are that all applicants MUST have ONE credit from
each of the high school subjects listed below;
English ENG4C, ENG4U, ENG4G, ENG4A
Physics SPH3U, SPH4C, SPH4U, SPH4G, SPH4A
Math MCT4C, MGA4U, MDM4U, MCV4U, MHF4U, MCB4U, MTT4G, MAT4A, MCR3U,
MAP4C (with minimum 70%), MCF3M (with minimum
If you are
currently enrolled in High School, your guidance office can provide you with a
Credit Counselling Summary Report. If you have a G.E.D., please contact the JAC
offices for further application instructions.
point in time you may apply if you only have two (2) of the three (3) required
courses. But it is highly recommended that you acquire all three (3) required
courses BEFORE applying.
be brought with you to the Intake:
Original or Certified True copy of your Transcript (as outlined
Typed resume with an objective to apply for a position in the electrical
apprenticeship program. You MUST include 3 references which are NOT
a personal friend or related to you by blood or marriage.
Verification of any additional education earned that is included
in your resume.
Verification of any additional achievements you have included in
Government photo identification i.e. passport, driver's license,
etc. (to avoid duplication of application).
The JAC will make copies of any documents at the time of
application so you can take the originals home with you.
Job Awareness Activity
Once the application has been submitted you
will take part in, and experience, some aspects of the daily routines of a
Construction and Maintenance Electrician. Comfortable clothing and appropriate
footwear should be worn.
applicants meeting the initial requirements will be required to undergo
a mechanical aptitude test ($40.00 fee). A test date will be emailed to
applicantes after the application and Job Awareness Activity is
3: The top applicants
will be notified by phone/mail for an interview.
All candidates for the apprenticeship program must have all the
required qualifications and pass the probationary period before
they will be granted a 1st term indentured apprenticeship contract.
Note: it must be clearly
understood that only applicants meeting the above requirements will
be considered by the Joint Apprenticeship Council. Those who have
previously applied must re-apply, as all previous applications are
null and void.
You cannot start work
before being selected and processed by the JAC staff. Part of the
process includes a mandatory two week Safety and Orientation and
Material and Tool Identification course.
Frequently Asked Questions
school education was completed in another province or country.
High school documents
that are from another province or country must be assessed to prove
you have the equivalency of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma
and passing grades for our requirements. College/University may
be recognized at a later date, but is not a substitute for the required
high school credits and credentials. Assessments
must be completed prior to applying to the JAC to avoid delays in
the application process.
Where can I have my documents
Please contact International Credential
Assessment Service of Canada: www.icascanada.ca - please request
a "Comprehensive Report". This process could take up to 20 weeks.
Will you accept a G.E.D.?
Yes, however the G.E.D. is only an
equivalency document for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Applicants
must have proof of successful completion of the required English,
Math, and Physics credits before applying to the JAC. Please see
accepted courses above.
When can I apply to
be an apprentice with the J.A.C.?
The J.A.C. takes applications usually once a year based on
labour demand. The dates will be posted under “How to apply”
on the website. In the meantime, please make sure that you are aware
of, and working towards all of the requirements listed.
I came to apply but forgot my resume, can I apply?
will be allowed to complete the application but your package will be
held, and not assessed until all requied documents are received in
person by 3:00 pm on the last day of applications.
I have a University Degree, will that move me to front of the line?
All applicants, regardless of additional education must still provide proof
of the high school courses we require. We need a base line to measure all
applicants against which is the Ontario Curriculum.
Are you the Union?
No. We work with the IBEW Local Union 353 and are sponsored by the
Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association.
I went to High School
in a different country, can I still apply?
Yes. However, you will need to have your High School transcript
assessed by the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada.
You can visit www.icascanada.ca for more information. Please be
aware that there is a fee for their services and that their process
takes a minimum of two (25) weeks.
Why is it mandatory to
have Math, English and Physics for your program?
It has been our policy from the beginning that all applicants have the required education. We have also verified
over the past 40 years that applicants who do not have the necessary
educational background will not be successful and find it very difficult
in Trade School.
Can I still apply to
the J.A.C with just two out of the three mandatory courses?
Yes. However, due to the competitive nature of the application process,
it is in your best interest to already have successfully completed
all three of the required High School courses. If you were to be
accepted with only two of the mandatory courses, you will need to
show proof of registration and completion of the first module in the missing credit course before being
selected to attend the Safety and Orientation Program. You would
also need to successfully complete the missing credit during the
I applied last year to
the J.A.C and was not accepted, is my file still on record for the
No. If you applied in a previous year and were not accepted, you
will have to re-apply with all the necessary documentation.
Do I need a police check to apply?
No, but some contractors are requied to have employees that are bonded.
What does “learn
while you earn” mean?
Learn while you earn means that 80% of your learning is on the job
while under the supervision of a licensed journeyperson.
Can I be an apprentice
No. Being an apprentice is a full time career.
How many applicants do you accept each year?
The actual number of Pre-Apprentices taken into the system each
year varies. The number is determined
by the GTECA and the IBEW 353 and is based on current labour demand.
I am currently in my
last year of High School, I have not graduated yet. Would I still
be eligible to apply?
Yes. When the Intake process begins apply as described on the website
with required documentation, and bring in your current High School
transcript, latest Interim Reports and show us that you will be
graduating this year. The Guidance deprtment should be able to provide you with a Credit Counselling Summary .
I am in another Red Seal
Trade; can I have credit hours transferred over?
No. Your credit hours are not transferable.
What is 40%, 50%, 60%,
70% or 80% of a journeyman’s wages?
Please call the IBEW Local Union 353 for more information. Their
number is 416-510-3530.
Can I walk in to submit
an application today?
No. Applications are only accepted during the Intake process.
Is there a waiting list
that I can put my name on so that the J.A.C can call me when accepting
No. You will have to keep monitoring the J.A.C website for notification
of the Intake process dates, times and location.
How long does the program
All J.A.C. apprentices complete a 1,800 hour Pre-Apprenticeship
program followed by a 9,000 hour Registered Apprenticeship.
My father, mother, brother,
sister, cousin, uncle or best friend is an apprentice with J.A.C.,
would they be able to refer me in?
No. We do not accept referrals. Everyone applies during the Intake
I finished one/two years
of Trade School as an Electrician, does that put me at the front
of the line for J.A.C applications?
No. The J.A.C does not require experience when individuals are applying.
Where can I obtain missing
Please contact your local school
board or Adult Education Centre.
Toronto District School Board: (416)
Continuing Education: (416) 338-4000
York Region District School Board:
Continuing Education: 1-877-280-8180
Peel District School Board: (905)
Continuing Education: 1-866-275-1536 ext. 410
Durham District School Board: (905)
Continuing Education: (905) 436-3211
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