IBEW Local 586
1178 Rainbow Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1J 6X7
Tel: (613)-741-5664
Fax: (613)-741-4789



What we're all about as a union...Fairness, Equality, Pride."

Bert Olmstead, Journeyman,
Local 586, Ottawa

It's a win-win situation."

Bob Sanscartier. Contractor,
Bolton Electric, Ottawa

Everybody's treated the same, everybody's treated equal."

Kurt Metz, Dispatcher
Local 586, Ottawa

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Electrical Apprenticeship Program

IBEW Local 586 Ottawa offers education training for apprentices in the region through our Electrical Apprenticeship Program.

Are you looking to become a licensed electrician? IBEW Local 586 Ottawa may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

IBEW offers highly concentrated education to new members. Those taking part in the Electrical Apprenticeship Program will learn:

  • Proper procedures to follow;
  • What to expect on site;
  • Important safety and prevention knowledge;
  • Help with registration with the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU).

Furthermore, as part of the program, we ensure that the apprentice completes their apprenticeship in a timely fashion with an abundance of support from the IBEW. Every three months, the apprentices are strictly monitored by union representatives to ensure that procedures are being followed and are progressing adequately.

The apprentice will also receive actual wages and benefits while earning a college diploma and Interprovincial Certificate of Qualification as an electrician. The IBEW Local 586 Ottawa is the best way for an apprentice to become a licensed electrician in Ontario.

For more information about IBEW Local 586 Ottawa and its Electrical Apprenticeship Program, please be sure to contact us.

Do you have more questions? Be sure to visit our frequently asked questions section to get the answers you need.

IBEW Local 586 Ottawa is dedicated to providing you and your family with a secure focus for the future. Learn why you should join IBEW and understand the benefits of becoming a member. You are invited to join out winning team!