Construction Electrician Pre-Employment Program for Indigenous Women

FPDI in partnership with IBEW Local 2085  to deliver the Construction Electrician Pre-employment Program for Indigenous Women in September 2024.

This program not only offers valuable training in a high-demand field but also specifically targets Indigenous women, who may face unique barriers to entering the construction industry. It is a significant step towards creating a more equitable and diverse labor market.

The program is 1211 hours in length. Upon successful completion of the program applicants will have their level 1 electrician accreditation with the credit for 900 hours towards Apprenticeship.


Grade 12

Applied Math 40S, Physics 40S or Pre-Calculus 40S

Program Details

  • 10-month program
  • 1211 hours in length
  • 244 hours of classroom theory and field education
  • Necessary certifications in First aid & CPR, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Level One Electrician Accreditation with credit of 900 hours

Career Opportunities

This career is in demand and offers good wages.  There are numerous opportunities in this sector throughout Manitoba, Canada and other countries.

As you continue to pursue your apprenticeship career in this field, you can move on to positions such as Project Manager, Foreman, Inspector, Field Supervisor, Estimator, Instructor, etc.


“A lot of people are happy for me that I am becoming an electrician because they do need more electricians in our communities.  I do believe that I give a little bit of hope to women and it can be done.”-Sandy Murdock

The Info Session is via Zoom on Wednesday,

May 29, 2024 @ 10:00am.

To register or for more information,

contact Pavlo Romanskyi at

204-979-7922 or