Canadian SciTech College

Master Electrician


* This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005


What do master electricians do?


Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in houses, factories, businesses and other places. They make sure that electrical systems are safe and running efficiently, and repair electrical equipment. Electricians are there during construction to install and test new equipment and systems, and come to repair or maintain older, pre-existing systems.


Master electricians are the top of their field. They have the experience and knowledge to tackle the most complex electrical systems, having moved past apprentice and journeyman electrician status.


Job Skills and requirements:


● Color Vision: Master electricians work with colored wiring and must be able to identify them by sight.

● Troubleshooting: Master electricians must be able to find the root cause of issues and think logically about solutions.

● Customer Service: Master electricians often work for many different customers, and must be friendly when working on site.

● Critical Thinking: When diagnosing problems, Master electricians must think critically in their process of repairing the issue.

● Mechanical Skills: Master electricians read blueprints and schematics and use an array of tools and diagnostic devices to service and install electrical parts.


Registration is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. This course is recommended for persons with related experience.


The future of master electricians:


Electrician jobs will grow 23% between 2010 and 2020, according to the BLS. As new energy field emerge, and businesses need more and more complex wiring, job growth should continue to grow.


Wage Rate:


The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that the 2010 median hourly income for electricians was $23.20, or $48,250 a year. Master electricians can make significantly more.