Government of New Brunswick


Apprenticeship training is not available for this occupation.


An individual desiring certification as a journeyperson in New Brunswick in the engineering assistant occupation is required to meet one of the criteria as stipulated in Board Order GC001, “Requirements to Obtain a Certificate of Qualification.”

A person who has gained the equivalent of 5400 hours of practical experience in the engineering assistant occupation may apply to challenge the certification examination. Successful candidates will receive a New Brunswick Certificate of Qualification.

For more information, please see the corresponding board order for this occupation under Tasks, Activities and Functions of a Designated Occupation.


Qualified journeypersons are familiar with the materials, tools, principles and skills required in the engineering assistant occupation.

Engineering Assistants perform engineering calculations in the functional areas of design, operations, planning relating to the electrical distributions system of an electrical utility and pertaining to such items as voltage drop, fault current levels, system protective coordination, system design and equipment loading, prepare necessary engineering detail required for specific capital job packages, apparatus and equipment including metering as it pertains to the distribution of electrical power and carry out design work required for all overhead and underground electrical distribution facilities. They specify and coordinate annual load checks and analyze the results to determine electrical distribution system conditions and equipment loading, coordinate the review and update of one line diagrams, carry out studies and investigations pertaining to major interruptions, damage claims or other items related to electrical distribution system operations and prepare facility plans and a capital budget for the electrical distribution system including a forecast of material requirements for capital jobs.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Certificate of Qualification Examination
Certificate of Qualification based on "out-of-province journeyperson status"150.002012-08-01
Replacement of Certification Documents20.002013-04-01
Tuition Fees - Technical Training weekly rate85.002013-08-01
Certificate of Qualification Challenger Assessment Fee100.002012-08-01
Replacement of Photo Identification Card20.002012-08-01
Assessment of Foreign Credentials100.002012-08-01