Telecommunications line and cable workers

Telecommunications line and cable workers

NOC
7245

Install, repair and maintain telecommunication lines and cables.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

20
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$46,176
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

217
 

% Working Full Time

91%
 

% Working Full Year

65%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Telecommunications line and cable workers install, repair and maintain telecommunication lines and cables. They are employed by cable television companies and by telephone and other telecommunications services.

Main Duties

Telecommunications line and cable workers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Install, remove, maintain and repair aerial and underground telephone and other telecommunication transmission and distribution lines, cables and associated hardware
  • Install (but do not repair or maintain) cable television lines and cables
  • Splice and repair various types and sizes of telephone and other telecommunication cables including single line, coaxial and fibre optic
  • Inspect and test telecommunication transmission lines and cables for transmission characteristics and to locate faults
  • Analyze and record test results
  • Climb and work aloft on poles, ladders or other support structures or work in confined spaces such as trenches, tunnels and crawl spaces
  • Communicate with other workers to co-ordinate the preparation and completion of work assignments
  • Assist in the erection and removal of telecommunication poles, towers and associated support structures
  • May operate excavation machinery and other heavy equipment.

Also Known As

  • apprentice lineman/woman - telecommunications
  • communication technician - construction
  • construction technician - cable television
  • splicer technician - telephone
  • telecommunication cable repairer
  • telecommunications line installer
  • telecommunications lineman/woman
  • telephone line technician
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of a four-year telecommunications line and cable apprenticeship program or A combination of over three years work experience in the trade and some industry- related or other specialized courses or Completion of a two-year college program in electronics is usually required.
  • Trade certification for network cabling specialists is available, but voluntary, in Ontario.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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0.0%
Female
100.0%
Male
Employment by age

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6.5%
15-24
21.7%
25-34
37.0%
35-44
21.7%
45-54
13.0%
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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7.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
25.6%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
7.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
60.5%
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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51.1%
Information and cultural industries
36.2%
Construction
4.3%
Utilities
8.5%
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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21.40%
Northeast
38.10%
Southeast
23.80%
Southwest
16.70%
Central
0.00%
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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$62,776
Northeast
$51,701
Southeast
$33,639
Southwest
$69,142
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

$46,176

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$65,622

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

New Brunswick

$46,176

Newfoundland

$50,835

Prince Edward Island

$28,570

Nova Scotia

$43,250

Canada

$55,778
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

20
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

20
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

90
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

18
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

71