Power system electricians work on electric power distribution system equipment/apparatus.
A. Telecommunications line and cable workers work on lines/cables.
B. Telecommunications installation and repair workers work on telephones as well as telephone switching, computer, data, voice, and other telecommunications equipment.
C. Cable television service and maintenance technicians work on cable television signal and associated equipment in buildings.
D. Electrical power line and cable workers construct, maintain, and repair overhead/underground electrical power transmission and distribution systems.
1. Construction - 41.0%
2. Information and cultural industries - 18.0%
3. Mining - unspecified - 10.0%
4. Paper manufacturing - 2.0%
5. Transportation and warehousing - 2.0%
6. Public administration - 2.0%
7. Primary metal manufacturing - 2.0%
1. To work in this field, you need a high school diploma.
2. To gain trade certification, you usually need to complete an apprenticeship program or have a combination of experience/courses. Trade certification is required for some occupations in some or all areas of Canada.
3. To work in most telecommunications occupations, you need a high school diploma. Many employers request a trade/vocational or community college diploma. Professional certification is available in most telecommunications occupations in this group.
4. Qualified tradespersons may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country.
5. In some occupations, you need college or other courses in electronics/electrical technology, experience or on-the-job training or apprenticeship training.
6. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma and almost 2 in 5 have a trade/vocational certificate.
3. Computer-related courses
4. Industrial Arts (Electricity)
The average hourly wages for Electrical Trades and Telecommunications Occupations is $22.30/HR, which is above average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and above average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.