Encouraging and Supporting New Apprentices


Do you Meet these Requirements?

Here’s what you can expect with our application process:

Program Eligibility

*You must meet the following criteria to apply for the program:

You must reside within one of the four counties that IBEW Local 120 Represents: Elgin, Middlesex, Huron, or Oxford, Ontario.
You must be available for the duration of the program date. Refer to the program durations above.
Have a High School Diploma, which includes Grade 11 Math and Grade 11 Science or higher (In lieu of this requirement, you may also qualify to apply based on your post-secondary education; please contact the Union Hall to inquire)
Have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
For Pathway 2: Advanced Basic Construction Training, applicants must have successfully completed training in Pathway 1: Basic Construction Training
New applicants will be asked to complete an aptitude test through our third-party provider.


Apply Through the Proper Pathway Below

Aspiring apprentices should apply through one of the two pathways below. Please note: a limited number of participants from the Basic Workplace Training and Advanced Basic Construction Training pathways will be offered an apprenticeship with IBEW Local 120.


Basic Workplace Training

Who This Program is For
Individuals interested in pursuing an electrical trade and have no previous experience.
Who This Program is NOT For
Individuals who have previously participated in the program (see Stream 2), or current apprentices (see below)
10 Days (Two weeks, Monday to Friday)
Basic requirements for construction jobs and electrical apprenticeships.
Course Content
Session Orientation
WHMIS Certification
First Aid/CPR Level A Certification
Working at Heights
Construction Health and Safety
Elevated Work Platform Operator
Forklift and Telehandler Operator
4 Steps to Safety Awareness (MLSTD)
Electrical Training (Materials, Prints, Code, Basic Installations)
Entry-level construction or warehouse positions; a foundation for skilled trades apprenticeships.

Our intake of applications for the apprenticeship pathway, Stream 1, is closed. We are working hard to open our next intake as soon as possible.


Advanced Basic Construction Training

Who This Program is For
Individuals who have completed the following training: Working at Heights, Elevated Working Platform, and WHMIS. Some basic electrical knowledge is an asset for this pathway.
Who This Program is NOT For
Individuals without any prior training as outlined above.
5 Days (One week, Monday to Friday)
Advanced basic requirements for construction jobs and electrical apprenticeships.
Course Content
Session Orientation
Lockout/Arc Flash Awareness
Basic and VR Electrical Concepts
Confined Space Awareness
Electrical Code, Prints, and Circuitry
Session Wrap-Up/Re-Cap
Enhanced skills for construction/warehouse jobs; pre-screening for Electrical Skilled Trades; potential advancement into electrical apprenticeship.


Already working as an Electrical Apprentice?

Learn more about the union-difference.

If you currently work as a non-IBEW electrical apprentice and you meet the above IBEW Local 120 requirements, we invite you to connect with our Membership Development Representative to learn more about advancing your career with IBEW Local 120. Our training opportunities, mentorship support, and benefits packages for apprentices are unmatched.