Power system electricians

Power system electricians

NOC
7243

Install, maintain and repair electrical power generation, transmission and distribution system equipment.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

10
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$73,039
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

101
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

78%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Power system electricians install, maintain, test and repair electrical power generation, transmission and distribution system equipment and apparatus. They are employed by electric power generation, transmission and distribution companies.

Main Duties

Power system electricians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Install and maintain electrical power distribution equipment such as transformers, generators, voltage regulators, switches, circuit breakers, capacitors, inductors, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Install and maintain electrical equipment and apparatus in generating stations or powerhouses
  • Inspect and test installed electrical equipment and apparatus to locate electrical faults and check their operation, using volt meters, ammeters and other electrical test instruments and equipment
  • Repair or replace faulty electrical equipment and apparatus
  • Complete test and maintenance reports.

Also Known As

  • apprentice power system electrician
  • power electrician
  • power station electrician
  • power system electrician
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a four-year apprenticeship program for power system electricians or A combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and some college or industry courses in electrical technology is usually required.
  • Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Manitoba, Alberta, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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0.0%
Female
100.0%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
36.8%
25-34
15.8%
35-44
21.1%
45-54
26.3%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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9.5%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
52.4%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
38.1%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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80.0%
Utilities
10.0%
Construction
10.0%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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21.10%
Northeast
15.80%
Southeast
36.80%
Southwest
10.50%
Central
15.80%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
$97,778
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$73,039

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$97,442

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$73,039

Newfoundland

$113,772

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$91,662

Canada

$89,175
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

10
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

15
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

43
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

46