Instrumentation and Control Technician

Instrumentation and control technicians install and service a variety of plant systems including safety and security, energy delivery (hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical), communication, and process control systems. They also install and service measuring and indicating instruments to monitor processes and equipment.

NOC: 2243

Designation Year: 1964

Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, SK, YT
Trade title: Instrumentation and Control Technician, in AB, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, SK
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Industrial Instrument Mechanic (BC, YT), Industrial Instrument Technician (NU), Instrument Technician (NT)

Occupational Standard for current exams

View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Instrumentation and Control Technician trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.

Essential Skills

Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.

Job Market Reports

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Sample Questions

Try the sample Instrumentation and Control Technician examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Exam Counselling Sheet

Consult the Instrumentation and Control Technician Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.

Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Instrumentation and Control Technician.

Interprovincial Program Guide

View information that guides the technical training for the trade in the Instrumentation and Control Technician Interprovincial Program Guide

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