where your career is headed
A career as an electrician in Canada is both physically and intellectually demanding, but will provide you with a secure salary and a good living. Throughout your career, you’ll form satisfying relationships with business people and co-workers, be proud of your trade and enjoy the respect shown to you as a skilled worker with specialized knowledge.
After becoming a licensed electrician, you might broaden your opportunities by attaining certification in a specialty, such as working with fiber-optic cable and local area networks. You could become a foreman, estimator, safety inspector or project manager. With further training or a university degree, you could become an instructor or electrical engineer.
After many years of experience, you might decide to start your own electrical contracting firm to enjoy the freedom of setting your own hours, and choosing the projects and clients that interest you. But remember that most business owners work far more than the standard 40 hours per week with the additional responsibilities of customer service and business development.