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.
Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Try the sample Powerline Technician examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Powerline Technician Exam Breakdown 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.
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