Prepare for a fulfilling career in the electrical field.

From residential to commercial applications, you can receive all the training you need to work towards your Red Seal (RSE) in Electrical through Yukon University.

Program description

The objective of the Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship program is to provide students with:

  • Theoretical trade skills and hands-on shop experience to enable students to train for employment as apprentices and entry-level workers.
  • Acquisition of safety skills and awareness.
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts to the Electrical trade.
Admission requirements
  • Math 11 or equivalent AND English 11 or equivalent
Other requirements
  • Students should not be colour blind, for trade hiring purposes.
  • Good manual and mechanical ability.
  • Suitable work clothes and steel toed work shoes.
Graduation requirements

In order to graduate, students must successfully complete all courses in the program and maintain an overall "C" average (70%).

Graduates of the program will receive a Yukon University certificate.

Students may also be offered technical credit towards a Yukon apprenticeship and the opportunity to challenge the Electrical Apprenticeship Level I (first year) exam.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon University recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.

For details, please see Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Career opportunities

Electricians are employed in a wide range of industries, such as:

  • mining
  • oil and gas
  • construction
  • film and television production
Money matters


Tuition fees do not include textbooks. Required texts are an additional cost.

Text required - Canadian Electrical code book and ILM Modules

Student financial awards

Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon University is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several student financial awards to help offset your educational and living costs.

Financial assistance

There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.

See money matters for more information, or talk to our financial advising staff in the Student Services Centre. Email or call 867 668 5209 to make an appointment.

Apprenticeship training

Electrical Apprentice Training Levels I, II and III are eight-week programs offered by Yukon University through the Advanced Education Branch of the Yukon Government Department of Education via NAIT’s (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) online computer-based training program.

Students must be registered apprentices to attend these programs.

This booklet offers an overview of apprenticeship options within the Yukon.

Program Guides

A program planning guide lays out the courses and requirements needed to graduate from a particular program. It guides you through course selection options for each term, provides a sample program pathway and acts as a tool to track your progress.


Title Campus Scheduled
ELEC 100 - Electrical Theory I Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
ELEC 101 - Electrical Lab I Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
ELEC 102 - Electrical Design & Code Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
ELEC 104 - Wiring Methods & Practices Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
FA 003 - Standard First Aid/CPR-C Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Ross River
PAT 001 - Power-Actuated Tools
WHMS 001 - Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)