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  • Electrical Trades

    Program Description

    Do you like working with your hands, staying active at work, and have a variety of job opportunities now and in the future? 

    Then working as an electrician may be the job for you. Think about it…electricity is everywhere, and the demand for skilled workers with the ability to control it is never going to go away. LRATC's Electrical Trades Program is designed to train you as a Level 1 Electrical Apprentice ready to gain employment in a thriving trade.

    The program provides a strong foundation in residential and commercial wiring and a variety of other electrical installations. The teacher-led classroom environment with on-site lab facility, places heavy emphasis on safe work practices and interpreting the Canadian Electrical Code.

    Prerequisites and Beneficial Skills

    • High school students have completed Grade 10.
    • Post-secondary students have completed Grade 12. Applicants not meeting the entrance requirements may be accepted as mature students. Skills assessment may be required.
    • Mathematical aptitude or successful completion of Grade 10 Applied Math is strongly recommended.
    • Strong reading skills.
    • Ability to distinguish colours.
    • Good physical health and manual dexterity.
    • Ability to work in a team environment.
    • Good communication skills.


    LRATC will award certificates to students who successfully complete all eight courses.

    Apprenticeship and Employment Opportunities

    The Electrical Trades program at LRATC is accredited by Apprenticeship Manitoba under the trades of Construction Electrician, Industrial Electrician, and Power Electrician.  To receive credit for Level 1 in-school Technical Training and a time credit of 900 hours students must:

    • successfully complete the Electrical Trades program.
    • maintain an accumulative average of 70% or better in all 8  trade courses.
    • within two years of graduating the ATC program, find employment and register with Apprenticeship ManitobaDSC_0020.JPG

    *Students who gain employment and register as an apprentice within up to four years of graduating may write a placement test to determine eligibility.

    Overview and fees

    Application Fee$20 (n/a for high school students)
    TuitionNO COST (high school students)
    $2,750 per semester, $5,500 full program
    Student Fee$25 per semester
    Textbook Fee$100 (refundable)
    Part 1 - 4 credits, Part 2 - 4 credits
    Additional Costs/Supplies
    may be required for materials or supplies.
    $20.00 safety glasses and gloves
    $85.00 for Frist Aid certification in Part 2
    Steel toed boots is required
    Work Experience
    All practical work is performed in the on-site lab facility.  Students do not participate in an off-site work practicum placement as part of the course
    Program Intake
    February start

    International Students

    The Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre will accept International Students. All inquiries are handled by the Louis Riel School Division International Student Program (ISP). Please refer to the links below for more information on the possibility of registering and tuition costs.

    International Student Program

    International Student Tuition and Program Fees