Hi guys, I'm a first year apprentice in Ontario. My full-time job has slowed down for the winter and I'm thinking of registering a business name and trying to find a bit of work for myself, and some different job experiences. I'd love to get on with a residential contractor and do some part-time work, weekends and after work during the week. There is a new survey being started behind my house that looks very promising. They have just started to dig trenches and run some pvc.
I guess my questions are;
How should I contact the ECs I see working here?
And, would it be better for my chances of finding work if I was registered and insured?
Finally, knowing my situation, I'd gladly take any advice from you experienced electricians.
Become an experienced electrician before trying to find work for yourself. You are a first year apprentice........no matter how much you think you know.........you are NOT ready to run a business as an electrical contractor.
I have my doubts that it would even be legal to operate an EC business in Ontario as an apprentice.....I know it certainly isn't here in NS.