Powerline technicians construct, operate, maintain and repair overhead and underground electrical transmission and distribution systems. They erect and maintain poles and structures. They also install, maintain and repair overhead and underground powerlines and cables. They splice and terminate conductors and related wiring to connect power distribution and transmission networks.
Designation Year: 1976
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, SK, YT
Trade title: Powerline Technician, in AB, BC, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: NA
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Powerline Technician trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
Discover the essential skills powerline technicians need to succeed in their trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.
Try the sample Powerline Technician examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Powerline Technician Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Powerline Technician.
View information that guides the technical training for this trade in the Powerline Technician Interprovincial Program Guide.
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