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Professions and Trades

Electricians - Construction and Maintenance

Ontario College of Trades​


The Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) is the governing body for compulsory trades in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the college to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a journeyperson in a compulsory trade in this province.​​

 2019

2019

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Electricians - Construction and Maintenance in 2019
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received6,2832194442256,973
Applicants who became members4,83414507975,065​

 2018

2018

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Electricians - Construction and Maintenance in 2018
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received6,1443733319116,850
Applicants who became members4,61720404404,865

 2017

2017

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​

Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Electricians - Construction and Maintenance in 2017
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received5,347462637826,195
Applicants who became members4,13116712304,322

 2016

2016

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Electricians - Construction and Maintenance in 2016
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received5,83886354606,473
Applicants who became members4,93150219905,182

 2015

2015

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Electricians - Construction and Maintenance in 2015
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received2,5521077665333,364
Applicants who became members2,386800237112,714

 2014

2014

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Electricians - Construction and Maintenance in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received7,18089039107,660
Applicants who became members3,2010039103,592

 2013

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Electricians - Construction and Maintenance in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received51,6120911537252,108
Applicants who became members51,6120911537252,108

Quick Facts

Number of Electricians - Construction and Maintenance58,648
Number of Internationally Trained Electricians - Construction and Maintenance *0

* Please note that the Ontario College of Trades does not currently collect the source of their members' education


The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Electricians - Construction and Maintenance, 2019

Largest NumberChina
Second Largest NumberIran
Third Largest NumberIndia
Fourth Largest NumberAfghanistan
Fifth Largest NumberUkraine
Number of Applicants266​

The Ontario College of Trades falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the OCOT for further information about your ability to practise as a journeyperson in a compulsory trade in Ontario.
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