Apprentice Program

Earn Certificates in Five Separate Trades

Our Trades Training programs are competency-based and designed based on the ‘real world’ needs of LDCs. The equipment and aids used are typical of what is found in the workplace to ensure that the right practical skills are developed. The successful completion of a training level is based on the demonstration of competency in all modules of learning, as well as written exams for both theory and practical applications. 

Bringing more than 20 years of expertise, The MEARIE Group brings LDCs a home-grown approach for specific apprenticeship programs, as well as advanced skill level training in the following trades:

  • Powerline Technician
  • Underground Power Cable
  • Electrical Operator
  • Electrical Operator Supervisor
  • Substation Electrician
  • Meter Technician
  • Protection and Control Technician
  • Protection and Control Telecom Technician 

MEARIE Trades Training incorporates the best industry practices to provide delivery of training programs that reflect on standards governed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and revised industry standards.

Powerline Technician

Our Powerline Technician training program is recognized by the MTCU for meeting the standards set out by the Ministry. LDCs can register employees with Ontario's MTCU and obtain the government rebate.  

Government rebate: $1,582.93 per class, per student

The government subsidy is applied directly to the registration fee charged for all program levels. Registering your apprentice with the MTCU will save you almost 40% on your registration fees. 

Partnership with Hydro One Networks Inc., Work Methods & Training

The MEARIE Group has sought out partners to deliver the best in Trades Training programs to LDCs nation-wide. Our training programs are the most advanced, specifically geared to electricity distributors and suppliers of the electricity industry. They are highly regarded across Canada. 

The MEARIE Group remains committed to providing quality via experienced and expert trainers, unparalleled by any other. Instructors come LDCs like yours, specifically trained and supervised by other permanent instructures and facilitated entirely by The MEARIE Group. 

Quality. Industry-specific training remains the cornerstone of our Trades Training Portfolio.

How to do I Register my Employees?

The MEARIE Group makes registering your team for our Trades Training programs easy.

  1. Review our ONLINE Course Calendar to determine desired Trades Technical Training course and course dates
  2. Register by contacting our Training Delivery Agent (Hydro One) via email: or call 1.877.647.2872, ext. 2092 or 519.942.4148, ext. 2092
  3. Once Registered, all students will be sent applicable pre-course material and (for those registered for it) Powerline Technician Log Books in advance of the course date.

Note: For Powerline Technician courses, contact your local apprenticeship office to register a participant as an apprentice. Contact information for local offices can be found in the Blue Pages of your telephone directory under Training and Apprenticeship.

Your Success Matters to Us

The culmination of a successful apprenticeship program is a skilled, competent tradesperson that is recognized by their peers, employers and the community as proficient in their trade. Have peace of mind that your workforce is well equipped to deliver safe, efficient and reliable electricity to your customers.

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