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Alberta bound ELECTRICIANS read this

Old Jun 5th 2008, 2:46 am
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Default Alberta bound ELECTRICIANS read this

An electrician (non union) in Alberta will earn $35.50 +10%Hr + benefits this equates to $81k basic Overtime is daily based and paid after 8 hrs at time & half. If your here on TWP expect to get a $3k tax refund after 12 tax filing.
The majority of Canada pays less than this and remember no PST or HST to pay just good old GST which is 4%.

Anyway the following was extracted from the web but has a lot of good information for those interested.

BTW ignore the wage bit its out of date.




Produced FEBRUARY 2006

Electricians install, alter, repair and maintain electrical systems that are designed to provide heat, light, power, control, signals or fire alarms for all types of buildings, structures and premises.
NOC Number(s): 7241, 7242
Educational Requirements: Apprenticeship Trade - Grade 12
Employment Outlook: Employment turnover in addition to above average occupational growth in Alberta
Duties | Working Conditions | Personal Characteristics | Education | Employment | Salary | Other Information | Related Occupations

Duties

Duties vary from one position to another but, in general, electricians:

* read and interpret electrical, mechanical and architectural drawings and electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts
* cut, thread, bend, assemble and install conduits and other types of electrical conductor enclosures and fittings
* pull wire through conduits and holes in walls and floors
* position, maintain and install distribution and control equipment such as switches, relays, circuit breaker panels and fuse enclosures
* install, replace, maintain and repair electrical systems and related electrical equipment
* install data cabling
* splice, join and connect wire to form circuits
* test circuits to ensure integrity and safety
* install and maintain fibre optic systems.

Electricians specialize in construction, maintenance and other types of electrical work, or in specific types of installations:

* residential (housing developments)
* commercial (office buildings)
* institutional (hospitals)
* industrial (plants, factories).


Working Conditions

Working conditions vary from one job to another. Electricians who work indoors may encounter anything from clean, open areas to dirty, cramped spaces. Those who work outdoors may sometimes work on scaffolds. They may be required to lift or move items that weigh up to 20 kilograms. There is some risk of injury due to accidental electric shock.

Electricians usually work a 40 hour, five day work week and overtime when required.

Personal Characteristics

Electricians need the following characteristics:

* good communication skills including reading skills
* an aptitude for math
* mechanical ability
* physical strength and stamina
* the ability to distinguish colours to work with colour-coded wiring
* the ability to work in high places
* the ability to get along well with co-workers
* the ability to keep up to date with changing technology
* creativity
* the ability to do precision work.

Those who install or maintain equipment in existing homes or businesses also must be neat and have good customer service skills.

Educational Requirements section revised MAY 2008

To work in Alberta, an electrician must be ONE of the following:

* a registered apprentice
* a certified journeyperson
* someone who holds a recognized trade certificate.

To register with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training, apprentices must:

* have an Alberta high school diploma with Pure or Applied Math 20 and at least 10 credits in a high school science or equivalent, or pass an entrance exam
* find a suitable employer who is willing to hire and train an apprentice. Employers may prefer to hire high school graduates and select apprentices from among their current employees. Courses in English, math and physics are particularly important.

The term of apprenticeship is four years (four 12 month periods) that include a minimum of:

* 1,500 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training in each of the first three years
* 1,350 hours of on-the-job training and 12 weeks of technical training in the fourth year.

High school students can earn credits toward apprenticeship training and a high school diploma at the same time through the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP).

Applicants who have related training or work experience may be eligible for credit or certification.

Electrician apprentices may take an interprovincial exam in the final period of their apprenticeship training to earn a Red Seal (certification recognized in most parts of Canada).

Technical training is arranged by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training and is currently offered at:

* Keyano College in Fort McMurray
* Lakeland College in Vermilion
* Lethbridge College
* Medicine Hat College in Brooks
* the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton and Grande Prairie
* Northern Lakes College in Slave Lake
* Portage College in Lac La Biche
* Red Deer College
* the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary.

Lakeland College, Lethbridge Community College and NAIT also offer technical training by distance delivery.

Outside the apprenticeship program, NAIT and SAIT offer two year Electrical Engineering Technology diploma programs. For more information, see the Electrical Engineering Technologist occupational profile.

Pre-employment programs for prospective apprentices and continuing education programs for journeypersons may be offered on an as needed basis by the institution(s) listed above or other schools.

Employment and Advancement section revised APRIL 2007

Electricians are employed by construction and maintenance contractors, manufacturers, resource companies and other large organizations. Especially in construction, there may be no guarantee of permanent work.

Experienced electricians may advance to supervisory, estimator or electrical inspector positions, or start their own contracting businesses. Alberta certified journeyperson electricians who have the supervisory or management skills required by industry may apply for an Achievement in Business Competencies Blue Seal by contacting Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

Membership in a trade union is voluntary but some contractors employ only union people.

In Alberta, electricians are part of two larger National Occupational Classifications: 7241 Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System) and National Occupational Classification 7242 Industrial Electricians.

Over 75 per cent of people employed in the Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System) group work in the following industries:

* Construction
* Oil and Gas Extraction

Over 75 per cent of people employed in the Industrial Electricians group work in the following industries:

* Construction
* Oil and Gas Extraction
* Transportation and Warehousing
* Oil and Gas Extraction and Mining Support Activities
* Mineral Product Manufacturing
* Wood Product Manufacturing
* Chemical, Petrochemical, Plastic and Rubber Manufacturing.

The employment outlook in this occupation will be influenced by a wide variety of factors including:

* trends and events affecting overall employment (especially in the industries listed above)
* location in Alberta
* employment turnover (work opportunities generated by people leaving existing positions)
* occupational growth (work opportunities resulting from the creation of new positions that never existed before)
* size of the occupation.

Over 11,050 Albertans are employed in the Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System) occupational group which is expected to grow 3.1 to 4.1 per cent each year from 2006 to 2011 in Alberta. It is forecasted that 340 to 460 new positions will be created each year in addition to job openings created by employment turnover.

Over 3,850 Albertans are employed in the Industrial Electricians occupational group which is expected to grow 3.1 to 4.1 per cent each year from 2006 to 2011 in Alberta. It is forecasted that 110 to 160 new positions will be created each year in addition to job openings created by employment turnover.

Employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next five to ten years.

Salary section revised JANUARY 2008

According to the 2007 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans working part-time or full-time in the Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System) occupational group earned from $24,700 to $83,200 a year. The average salary was $50,500 a year. Albertans working part-time or full-time in the Industrial Electricians occupational group earned from $20,200 to $102,900 a year. The average salary was $59,800 a year.

Apprentice electricians earn at least 50 per cent of the journeyperson wage rate in their place of employment in the first year, 60 per cent in the second, 70 per cent in the third and 80 per cent in the fourth.

For information about typical wage ranges for journeypersons, see the Trades and Occupations section of the tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca website.

Other Sources of Information section revised MARCH 2006

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training website: www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca

Alberta Construction Industry "Trade Up!" website: www.careersconstruction.com

Calgary Construction Association website: www.cca.cc

Construction Sector Council website: www.csc-ca.org

Electrical Contractors Association website: www.ecaa.ab.ca

EDinfo website: www.alis.gov.ab.ca/edinfo

Related Occupational Profiles
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Construction Craft Labourer
Electrical Contractor
Electrical Engineering Technologist
Home Inspector
Lighting Technician
Occupational Health and Safety Advisor
Power Lineman
Power System Electrician
Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
Safety Codes Officer
Security Alarm Installer
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For more information on career planning, occupations and educational programs, visit the Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) website at www.alis.gov.ab.ca, call the Alberta Career Information Hotline toll-free at 1-800-661-3753 or 422-4266 in Edmonton or visit an Alberta Employment and Immigration service centre near you.

The information contained in this profile was current as of the dates shown. Salaries, employment outlook and educational programs may change. Please check the information before making any career decisions.


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Originally Posted by Journeyman Electrician View Post
The majority of Canada pays less than this and remember no PST or HST to pay just good old GST which is 4%.
Minor point but GST is 5%

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The information appears to come from the website of Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS). They have a page on which you can do a search by Occupational Title. Then, from the alphabetical list of occupations, you can select Electrician.

ALIS looks like a useful source of information on virtually any occupation in Alberta, so thanks for pointing it out, Journeyman Electrician.
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Default Re: Alberta bound ELECTRICIANS read this

Also most will be coming under WP so i thought id add the wages that you will need to reach

Calgary $31.24
Edmonton $31.47
ft.mcmurry/lloydminster/cold lake $33.03
grande praire/slave lake/casper $31.25
lethbridge/medication hat/crownest pass $25.88
red deer/camrose/rocky/olds $30.45

You can also apply to the AAIT from the uk to get your skills assed, but we did ours on a recci trip, but make sure that you have all you paperwork with you.

If the above wages dont get offered with the employer for that area then WP can be turned down, that info is correct at moment as we have just gone through the wp side.
Also good news is that if you are applying for industrial then it super quick

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