Main Job Operations
Electricians in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
• Read and interpret drawings, circuit diagrams and electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts for new or existing installations ;
• Pull wire through conduits and through holes in walls and floors ;
• Install brackets and hangers to support electrical equipment ;
• Install, replace and repair lighting fixtures and electrical control and distribution equipment, such as switches, relays and circuit breaker panels ;
• Splice, join and connect wire to fixtures and components to form circuits ;
• Test continuity of circuits using test equipment to ensure compatibility and safety of system, following installation, replacement or repair ;
• Troubleshoot and isolate faults in electrical and electronic systems and remove and replace faulty components ;
• Connect electrical power to audio and visual communication equipment, signaling devices and heating and cooling systems ;
• Conduct preventive maintenance programs and keep maintenance records.
Source: Emploi Québec
Admission Requirements for International Students
This program is not applicable to international students.
Admission Requirements for Local Students
To be eligible for admission for vocational studies leading to an SSVD in Electricity, students who are Canadian or permanent residents must meet one of the following requirements:
• Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent.
• Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.
• Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning:
|Language of instruction
Birth certificate : in French or English
1. What are the program objectives?
Aviron Technical Institute of Montreal prepares the Electricity student to install and/or maintain electrical systems in the residential, commercial, industrial and public work sectors.
2. What is the nature of work in this industry?
The electricity program prepares you to install, repair, and maintain electrical systems and equipment such as electric motors, transformers, wiring, switches, and alarm systems.
3. What are the main characteristics of an electrician?
• Able to perform physical labor
• Physical strength and stamina
• Ability to work at heights
• Ability to do precision work
• Ability to work outdoors and/or indoors
4. Can I work as an independent electrician after I graduate?
No, once you graduate and receive your SSVD in electricity, you must get your certification as an apprentice electrician. An employer’s guarantee of 150 hours of employment is required to receive the certification as an apprentice electrician.
Once completed, the apprenticeship certificate will allow you to work under the supervision of a companion, in which four learning periods consisting of 2,000 hours each, or 8,000 hours in total, must be completed before being eligible to qualify for Construction Commission of Quebec (CCQ) examination.
5. How and when can I apply for the Electricity program?
Refer to our program start dates, for schedule and availability. To get more information and start the application process, you can :
• Request a brochure for the program
• Call us at 1-514-739-3010
• Email us at email@example.com
• Visit us at : 5460 Royalmount, Ville Mont Royal, Québec, H4P 1H7 (Metro de la Savane)
Source: Emploi Québec