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Electricians Working for Electricians

We understand you because we are you. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) stands as a testament to the strength and resilience of the labour movement, particularly within Southwestern Ontario. From its inception in the late 19th century, IBEW 120 has been at the forefront of negotiating better wages, safer working conditions, and securing rights for electrical workers and beyond.

Power In Numbers

The concept of “Power in Numbers” has been a guiding principle for the IBEW, showcasing the collective strength of workers uniting for a common cause. IBEW Local 120 represents over 600 members throughout Southwestern Ontario. We are part of over 75,000 members nationwide and over 750,000 IBEW members strong throughout North America!

Foundation and Growth

The IBEW was founded in 1891 to unify electricians against unsafe working conditions and unfair labour practices. As an advocate for electricians’ rights across North America, the IBEW helped establish enduring standards for the electrical trade. Today, we continue to advocate to preserve those rights on a regional, provincial, national and international level.

Collective Bargaining: Working For You

By mobilizing its members, the IBEW has negotiated better wages, working conditions, and benefits for electricians. This unity makes it difficult for employers to ignore the demands of their workforce, leading to more equitable agreements.

Keeping You Safe

The IBEW advocates stringent safety regulations in the electrical industry. This has led to safer union worksites with lower workplace injuries. This is attributed to rigorous training programs, safety protocols and the empowerment of workers to refuse unsafe work.

Industry-leading Training

The IBEW has established comprehensive apprenticeship and training programs, ensuring that electrical workers possess the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their jobs safely and efficiently. Learn more about our Training Centre here.


What to Expect With IBEW 120

Expect better with IBEW Local 120. Better wages, better benefits, better retirement. Below are some of the upgrades you can expect when you join IBEW Local 120:

an extensive benefits package
Life insurance.
Short- and long-term disability.
Travel insurance covering out-of-province and out-of-country care.
Dental and vision coverage.
Prescription drug coverage.
Extended health care (physiotherapy, massage, chiropractor – to name a few).
Negotiated wages that are some of, if not the best, in the electrical industry!
An agreement that outlines regular hours of work.
Premium shift pay for night shifts and overtime outside the defined regular work hours.
Education and Training
Free training opportunities such as First Aid, All Terrain Forklift, Broderson, Pipe Bending, Fire Alarm, Code Book Updates, and Welding to name a few.
Continued access to safety training, plus a commitment from both IBEW Local 120 and our signatory contractors to maintain a safe work environment.
Apprenticeship Done Properly
Access to industry-leading training and mentorship.
Guaranteed registered apprenticeship contract before being sent to the job site.
Opportunity to get involved in NextGen opportunities and help shape the future of our trade
A welcoming environment of individuals, our brothers and sisters.
Access to annual tournaments such as golf, baseball and hockey.
Community and family-friendly events.
Baseball glove sitting on a field

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