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
Valid Driver’s License
High School Diploma which includes Grade 11 Math and Grade 11 Science or higher
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
Benefits of an Electrical Apprenticeship with IBEW 120
A Rewarding Retirement
Representing Members Across 4 Counties
Interested in an Apprenticeship with us? IBEW Local Union 120 is now accepting applications for pre-apprenticeship courses!
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 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).
Note: To be eligible for our hiring intake after this course is completed, you will have to submit the following;
Submit your completed secondary school transcript which includes a senior level math AND science (grade 11 or 12), or ICAS report.
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.