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)

Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS)

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Occupational Standard for current exams

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Essential Skills

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Job Market Reports

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Sample Questions

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Red Seal Exam Breakdown

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Ellis Chart

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