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IBEW 120

6688 Tempo Road, P.O.
Box 324 Lambeth Stn.
London, ON
N6P 1P9

Open 9am to 5pm. Monday to Friday
Closed between 12 noon and 1pm

Phone: 519-652-2929
Fax: 519-652-2843

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Electrical Apprenticeships

Earn While You Learn

An electrical apprenticeship is 9000 hours of on-the-job training which breaks down into five terms of 1800 hours each. The pay scale is as follows:

First term (0 – 1800 hours) 40% of journeyperson rate
Second term (1801 – 3600 hours) 50% of journeyperson rate
Third term (3601 – 5400 hours) 60% of journeyperson rate
Fourth term (5401 – 7200 hours) 70% of journeyperson rate
Fifth term (7201 – 9000 hours) 80% of journeyperson rate

There are also three terms of trade school which must be completed during the course of an electrical apprenticeship – the first term is for eight weeks, the second and third terms are for ten weeks. The hours spent in trade school count as hours towards the apprenticeship.

When 9000 hours of work and three terms of school have been completed, an apprentice must pass a final exam with a mark of at least 70% to obtain a Certificate of Qualification and become a licensed 309A electrician.

Prerequisites to begin an apprenticeship with the IBEW Local 120 include

  • High School Diploma which includes Grade 12 Math and Grade 12 Physics or Chemistry
  • In lieu of the above requirements, you may also qualify to apply based on your post-secondary education, please contact the Union Hall to inquire
  • Be within the IBEW Local 120 region shown below
IBEW120 Regional Map

Benefits of an Electrical Apprenticeship with IBEW 120

  • Higher wages
  • Benefits
  • A retirement

Representing Members Across 4 Counties

  • Elgin
  • Middlesex
  • Huron
  • Oxford

Interested in an Apprenticeship with us? IBEW Local Union 120 is now accepting applications for apprenticeships!

Please follow all instructions carefully. You must meet all requirements in order to apply.  Only successful applicants will be contacted for interviews.

First step of the hiring process is document submission followed by an online aptitude test (applicants are required to upload essential documents during this process).

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • Submit your completed secondary school transcript which includes a senior level math AND science (grade 11 or 12), or ICAS report.
  • Submit an updated resume.
  • A picture of your photo ID.
  • You must review the registration video.
  • Provide a valid Drivers License.
  • Live within our jurisdiction – Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford or Huron County (if you do not, you’re application will not be accepted, and application fee will not be refunded).
  • Be a NEW apprentice (cannot be signed to another sponsor).

You must be within Local 120’s region to apply

If you have post secondary education related to the electrical field, please phone 519-652-2929 to see if you can apply with those transcripts in lieu of the high school requirements.

Please note, due to the nature of the construction business, the hiring process for apprentices can vary from one month to one year or more.