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Old 02-16-2017, 11:01 PM   #1
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I'm heading to TO in a few months. Wondering how difficult it is to find work off the street. I'm a 3rd year apprentice.
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:07 AM   #2
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Join the IBEW Local 353, that's where I'm going myself. If you already have experience it shouldn't be a big deal.

http://www.ibew353.org/
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Btw, if you aren't trying to go union you could always check indeed:

https://ca.indeed.com/Electrician-jobs-in-Toronto,-ON
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I wish you both a lot of luck getting into the IBEW, it could be the best thing you've ever done career wise.
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Join the IBEW Local 353, that's where I'm going myself. If you already have experience it shouldn't be a big deal.

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Are you signing up for the JAC program? I read on their website that my hours wouldn't be counted which is a huge red flag for me.
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Are you signing up for the JAC program? I read on their website that my hours wouldn't be counted which is a huge red flag for me.
I am, I actually called them up cause I had a few questions myself, and while I don't have any hours yet, maybe you can explain to them your situation? There has to be a way to transfer over that time.
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I am, I actually called them up cause I had a few questions myself, and while I don't have any hours yet, maybe you can explain to them your situation? There has to be a way to transfer over that time.
Often by getting a job with a company in the process of becoming signatory to the Union.
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Often by getting a job with a company in the process of becoming signatory to the Union.
Yes I think this is the best route to take. A few non-union companies are going union and local 353 said I could possibly join that way.
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If your local would be willing to talk to local 353 on your behalf, that'd
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Yes I think this is the best route to take. A few non-union companies are going union and local 353 said I could possibly join that way.
Many guys get in that way and often test up a grade.
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