When it Comes to Passing the Red Seal Exam, IBEW Apprentices have an Edge

Once an apprentice has completed their 9,000 hours of supervised learning, they’re ready to take the biggest step of their…

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IBEW Apprentices are Set Up for Red Seal Success from the First Term

In Canada, an electrician must write a four-hour exam to earn their 309A construction and maintenance electrical license— and their…

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Red Seal Program Provides a Career, Not Just a Job

For anyone in the skilled trades or the construction industry in Canada, the Red Seal validates a standard of excellence…

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The future of skilled trades in Ontario Part 1: Why did OCOT fail? What should come next?

Originally published via Daily Commercial News Don Wall October 16, 2020 Stakeholders believe the future of skilled trades in Ontario’s construction…

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COVID-19 Update: October 19

Federal The Federal government did not provide a Covid-19 update today. Yesterday, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International…

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309A Electricians: What is a Sustainable Apprentice Intake in Ontario?

Message from James Barry, Executive Secretary Treasurer, IBEW Construction Council of Ontario. Please read the attached report,  309A Electricians: What is…

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Who We Are

IBEW CCO represents eleven IBEW Local Unions across the Province of Ontario, serving over 18,000 men and women working in various electrical sectors.

We are actively involved in protecting our membership, enforcing health and safety, and securing our market share through education and awareness.

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News & Media

Working for You

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Nothing is more important than safety. Electricians deserve to go home safe to their families at the end of every work day.

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Occupational health and safety researcher Gavan Howe’s report on what the phrase "risk of harm" means to skilled tradespeople. The report detailed many potential sources of injury on work sites.

Advocacy: Research and Reporting

The IBEW CCO commissions studies from respected independent researchers to investigate issues that affect electricians, contractors, and the construction industry as a whole.


We bring members closer together to promote our trade, strengthen ties, and have a lot of fun!

Every spring our locals participate in the Skills Ontario trades showcase and competition.

Our hockey and baseball tournaments attract members from across the province, across the country, and even from the USA.

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Hockey Tournament

Mohawk Quad Arena, Ottawa


Baseball Tournament

Peter Hallman Ball Park, Kitchener, ON

August 28 & 29, 2020


5090 Explorer Drive, Suite 505
Mississauga, Ontario, L4K 4T9

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