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JAC Aprenticeship Overview

The duration of the ICI apprenticeship at the JAC is 9000 hours and takes between five (5) and six (6) years to complete. Initially there is an 1,800 hour Pre-apprenticeship Program that must be completed to become a Registered Apprentice in the 309A Construction and Maintenance Electrician sector. Apprenticeships in Ontario are designed so that 80% of learning is done on the job while under the supervision of a licensed journeyperson. Once dispatched to a company an apprentice works on jobsites performing the tasks of a Construction and Maintenance Electrician and is paid by their employer (Contractor). The other 20% of learning is done through attending the three mandatory levels of Trade School (Basic 8 weeks, Intermediate 10 weeks, Advanced 10 weeks).  As part of the JAC program you will also be required to attend Saturday classes.  

 

Apprentices work for a member company of the Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association. An apprentice is dispatched by the L.U.353 IBEW. The geographical area covered is from Lake Ontario north to Parry Sound, and from Trenton in the east to Oakville in the west. An employer could send an apprentice to a jobsite anywhere within this area, so apprentices MUST be able to provide their own transportation to the jobsite. Work usually begins at 7 a.m..

 
Our Contractors are involved in building office towers, hospitals, condominiums and commercial properties greater than 4 floors. Please look at the Links/Resources Additional Contacts sections we have provide for a more detailed explanation.

 

Once selected for the Program (through the Intake – please see How to Apply) a successful candidate is placed in a pool. As jobs become available people in the pool are contacted (a minimum of two (2) weeks prior) to attend the Safety and Orientation Course. Selection from the pool is totally random. Once the two (2) week Safety and Orientation course is successfully completed an apprentice will then be dispatched by the IBEW to a GTECA member company and the Pre Apprenticeship begins. It could take a calendar year before all successful candidates in the pool are placed.

 

 

 
 

CONTACT

Joint Apprenticeship Council
28 Fulton Way Unit #1
Richmond Hill, Ontario,
L4B 1J5.

(905) 882-6484

(905) 882-9757

Location

 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

CONTACT

Joint Apprenticeship Council
28 Fulton Way Unit #1
Richmond Hill, Ontario,
L4B 1J5.

(905) 882-6484

(905) 882-9757