How to Become an Electrician in Ottawa

When you think of Canada, I’ll bet your first thought isn’t of electricians. But, over recent decades, people all over the world have decided to switch (pun intended) their careers. In terms of trade jobs, being an electrician has been slowly creeping up in popularity. Trade jobs offer the opportunity to run your own business and while it may seem daunting, the benefits of this are endless. Being able to choose your own hours means that if you feel like dropping everything and spending a month in a log cabin in the middle of the Canadian woodlands, you can. Plus, once your brand is better established and your skill level increases you can pretty much charge what you like. Just don’t go crazy with your pricing or you’ll end up with no money at all.

Know Your Stuff

It may seem daunting if you have no experience, but there are plenty of courses out there across Canada you can take to build up your proficiency. Considering Ottawa has a reputation for having plenty of successful trade businesses, there is no better place to start your training. It will take a lot of time and effort, but if you work hard and maintain the willingness to learn, eventually, there’ll be no electrical problem you won’t be able to fix.

Be Prepared

The next step in becoming an electrician is making sure you have the right tools. Given the wide variety of electrical problems you’ll most likely end up facing, it’s paramount to ensure you’re well prepared. It would be a terrible first impression if you were called out to your first job with a new client and you hadn’t the proper tools to complete the job. Make sure to look around and do your research on all the tools you may need. Look around online for the best prices or go around the local hardware stores and strike up a conversation. You never know, building a relationship with the store owner may lead to some savings in the future.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Being an electrician is a wildly popular occupation. So that means there are plenty of people out there you can learn from in order to ensure the success of your business. If you want more of an insight about what electricians are doing in Ottawa, there are plenty of sites out there chock-full of information. There’s a lot you can learn from them, from pricing to how to make an attractive website. There’s no better way to improve your trade then by learning from well-established professionals. There’s no shame in asking other electricians for tips or advice on how to be successful, they’ll probably take it as a compliment.

Branding is Key

The final thing you should consider if you’re hoping to become a successful electrician is creating a brand that you feel represents you. Creating an in-depth social media presence is an excellent and free way to build buzz around your new business and ensure you are able to keep on top of a limitless number of potential clients by showcasing your skillset.

The 5 Best Security Tools for Your Windows Laptop 2020

Norton Antivirus

Arguably the most reliable security software, Norton antivirus protects against all the common security threats to your laptop, such as ransomware, spyware, and of course, viruses.

On top of this, Norton provides online shopping protection as well as banking protection, meaning you can perform financial transactions on your laptop without the fear of data theft.

These all come with the basic version of Norton, however there is also a deluxe version and a premium version.

The deluxe version has the same features as the basic version, but it comes with the added benefit of allowing you to use a single license on multiple laptops, PCs, and smartphones. On top of this, there’s a web portal available so you can easily manage the protection of all your devices.

The premium version offers, on top of the above, additional family safety features and an automatic backup with 25GB of secure cloud storage, allowing you to easily back up and protect your important files.

Features of Norton Antivirus

1. Protection against standard online threats

2. Online shopping protection

3. Cross-platform availability

4.  Smart firewall

5. Parental control

6. Auto-backup

7. 25GB of secure cloud storage

 

BitDefender

BitDefender is an all-rounder for laptop security, and can come designed for Windows devices.

BitDefender Antivirus Plus is actually currently rated as one of the best programs in regard to antivirus and software protection in the cybersecurity community. It provides the strongest guarantees of protection from harmful malwares, spywares, and viruses.

What is perhaps most appealing about BitDefender is its minimal design GUI (Graphical User Interface) which makes it very easy to use even for those who do not consider themselves to be tech-savy.

Features of BitDefender

  • BitDefender VPN
  • Antivirus, anti-malware & anti-theft
  • BitDefender Firewall
  • Rescue Mode
  • Complete data protection
  • File Shredder

Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Emsisoft Anti-Malware is very powerful software security that is very useful as it’s designed as to run well even on laptops with low specs and lower-grade operating systems.

Emsisoft has been continually updating their anti-malware software since late 2017, and their latest edition has been thoroughly enhanced with additional Windows Firewall protections.

What this effectively means is that it is one of the lowest-impact anti-malware software available on the market, in terms of its effect on the speed of the day-to-day operations of your laptop. This is because it does not interfere with your laptops firewall code as much as other potential software.

It is also scans very quickly due to its combination of two anti-virus scanners, allowing it to faster detect malware and viruses alike since its using the dual power of two major antivirus and antimalware technologies.

It is very affordable and of course compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms  on Windows 10.

Features of Emsisoft Anti-Malware

  • Emsisoft File Guard
  • Surf Protection
  • Behaviour Blocker

CyberGhost VPN

CyberGhost VPN has over a million users globally, and is a top rated service provider for the many people needing a VPN (Virtual Private Network). On top of this, CyberGhost VPN will keep all of your online activity completely confidential.

It works by replacing your IP address with one from their own network, thus preventing anybody from seeing your activity online. Anonymity is enhanced by the fact that the IP addresses are swapped between anonymous and random users from the same server.

Features of CyberGhost VPN

  • Automatic kill switch
  • DNS and IP leak protection
  • Unlimited bandwidth and traffic
  • Unlimited access to over 1000 servers worldwide

BullGuard

Another highly rated security software package is BullGuard. It offers complete cyber-defence, protecting your laptop from threats of every kind.

BullGuard has been in the cybersecurity industry for 19 years, and as such is an innovator in online protection. As of time of writing, BullGuard has discovered 12K+ threats, protected 120M+ devices, and is trusted by 53M+, according to their website.

The BullGuard package includes a comprehensive product suite, including internet security, mobile security, an easy-to-use VPN, identity protection, and a cloud-managed endpoint service designed specifically for small offices.

Features of BullGuard

  • Complete Antivirus, Antispyware, Anti-theft and Anti-malware protection
  • Ransomware protection
  • Anti-phishing
  • Vulnerabilities scanner
  • Firewall
  • Game booster
  • Parental control
  • PC Tune Up
  • Cloud Integrated backup
  • Safe browsing