Powerline Technician

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.

NOC: 7244

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

Occupational Standard for current exams

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.

Essential Skills

Discover the essential skills powerline technicians need to succeed in their trade.

Job Market Reports

Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers for the Powerline Technician trade.

Study for the Red Seal Examination

Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.

Sample Questions

Try the sample Powerline Technician examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Exam Counselling Sheet

Consult the Powerline 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 Powerline Technician.

Interprovincial Program Guide

View information that guides the technical training for this trade in the Powerline Technician Interprovincial Program Guide.

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