Benefits of Being an Apprentice in BC: What's In It For You? | EJTC

Benefits of Being an Apprentice: What's In It for You?

RESPECT—Skilled Trades play an important role in our economy and our society. They contribute directly to the building of our communities.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES—As an apprentice, you receive post-secondary education through on-the-job training and in-school learning. This provides you with the skills to work across Canada. Experienced electricians may advance to supervisory positions as foremen, superintendents, estimators or electrical inspectors. With some money and management skills, many electricians start their own contracting business.

GOOD PAY—People in skilled trades are rewarded for their efforts with good pay. In fact, as an apprentice, you can start making money right away because you "earn while you learn". Skilled construction workers in BC earn $65,000 per year on average. The number of BC construction workers over 40 years of age is rising, and many are approaching retirement. It’s a good time to enter the skilled construction trades. A new apprentice who enters construction today and continues to learn, may well be earning more than $100,000 per year after completion and becoming a journeyperson.

ONGOING SUPPORT & TRAINING—When you join our apprenticeship program, you join a team of over 500 apprentices working for IBEW Local 213 signatory contractors. We care about our apprentices. The EJTC coordinates all aspects of an individual’s apprenticeship with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). Scheduling of technical training, reporting and tracking of hours, term advancements and final sign-off to journeyperson status are all functions directly supported by the EJTC for each and every one of our apprentices.

You get the most highly qualified instructors in the electrical field and the attention you need to do your best. The EJTC is the best route for entry into a career as a skilled electrician in BC. Through us, you qualify for union wages, benefits and continued skills upgrading on the job.