Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations (NOC 7202)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum 21.50$
Median 38.00$
Maximum 45.19$
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
4,000
Skill level
Technical (usually a college or secondary school vocational diploma)

Nature of work

This unit group includes telecommunications and electrical trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: Electricians (7241), Industrial Electricians (7242), Power System Electricians (7243), Electrical Power Line and Cable Workers (7244), Telecommunications Line and Cable Workers (7245), Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers (7246) and Cable Television Service and Maintenance Technicians (7247). They are employed in a wide range of establishments; places of employment are indicated in the above unit group descriptions.

Main duties

  • Contractors and supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who install, repair and maintain electrical wiring, fixtures and control devices, power systems, telecommunication systems and cablevision systems
  • - Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments or subcontractors
  • - Requisition materials and supplies
  • - Continued…
  • - Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
  • - Train or arrange for training of workers
  • - Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • - Ensure standards for safe working conditions are observed
  • - Prepare work progress reports
  • - May manage the operations of their own companies
  • - May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • * Several years of experience as a qualified tradesperson in a relevant trade are required.
  • * Journeyman/woman trade certification in a relevant trade is required.

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