Apprenticeship Training and Opportunities

General Apprenticeship Information

The Northern Ontario Joint Apprenticeship Council (NOJAC) offers apprenticeships to individuals looking to become 309A Construction and Maintenance Electricians. At any given time, over one hundred apprentices at various stages of their apprenticeship are sponsored by NOJAC. The Council is responsible for the development and implementation of the training plan for sponsored apprentices in the Local 1687 jurisdiction. To ensure that the electrical apprentice receives a consistent level of training and education throughout their Contract of Apprenticeship, NOJAC monitors and verifies hours worked by the apprentice, keeping current records of the apprentice’s employment, trade school and supplementary training history. Due to the nature of the construction industry, electrical apprentices generally work for several electrical contractors throughout their apprenticeship.

NOJAC, established in the early 1970’s through a joint effort between the Electrical Contractors Association of Northern Ontario (ECANO) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1687, consists of three representatives and one alternate from each organization. This composition is nonpartisan, even though the representation is from a management and labour perspective. NOJAC has an ongoing relationship with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), inviting a representative to sit in on all meetings. This unique coalition has developed into a very effective tool in developing quality, skilled trades-people in the electrical construction industry in Northeastern Ontario.

Apprenticeship Applications

Please refer to the NOJAC Apprenticeship Application Form and the NOJAC PowerPoint Application Process for more information on how to apply for the Apprentice Intake.

NOJAC Apprenticeship Application Form

NOJAC Apprentice Application

Northern Ontario Joint Apprenticeship Council

The Council

• Guy Therrien, Chairman
• Kevin Gaudaur, Co-Chairman
• Chase Beaudoin
• Chris Boisvert
• Patrick Fleming
• Steve Pankow
• Tyler Roberge


• N/A

Ministry of Advanced Education Skills Development (Sudbury Office)

• Julian Gauthier

Interesting Apprenticeship Links

  • Apprenticeship Incentive Grant

    The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year, up to a maximum of $2,000 per person, available to registered apprentices once they have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades.
  • Apprenticeship Completion Grant

    The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a taxable cash grant of $2,000 maximum available to registered apprentices who have successfully completed their apprenticeship training and obtained their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade on or after January 1, 2009.
  • Construction Electrician Red Seal Program

    Construction electricians plan, assemble, install, alter, repair, inspect, verify, commission, operate and maintain electrical systems. Electrical systems provide heating, lighting, power, security…