Electricians lay out, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in buildings and other structures.
Duties May Include
Electricians perform some or all of the following duties:
Read and interpret drawings/electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts;
Install, replace, and repair lighting fixtures and electrical control, fire alarm, and electrical distribution equipment such as switches, relays, and circuit breaker panels;
Connect wires to fixtures to form circuits/test circuits using test equipment to ensure compatibility and safety;
Troubleshoot and isolate faults in electrical/electronic systems;
Connect electrical power to sound/visual communication equipment, signalling devices, and heating/cooling systems.
Examples of Titles
Electrical Wiring Installer
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.