7202 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations | Canada NOC |

7202 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations

Contractors and supervisors in electrical trades and telecommunications occupations 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. Contractors may be self-employed.


Index of titles

Example titles

  • Cable installation and repair foreman/woman – telecommunications
  • Cable installation contractor
  • Cable installation foreman/woman
  • Cable installation supervisor
  • Cable installers and repairers foreman/woman – telecommunications
  • Cable maintenance and repair supervisor
  • Cable splicers foreman/woman – telecommunications
  • Cable splicing foreman/woman – telecommunications
  • Cable television system installers and repairers foreman/woman
  • Cable workers front line supervisor
  • Cablevision technician supervisor
  • Cablevision technicians foreman/woman
  • Chief electrician
  • Communications foreman/woman
  • Construction electricians and repairers foreman/woman
  • Construction electricians foreman/woman
  • Construction electricians supervisor
  • Contractor-electrician
  • Electric meter installers foreman/woman
  • Electric meter installers supervisor
  • Electrical appliances installation foreman/woman
  • Electrical construction contractor
  • Electrical construction foreman/woman
  • Electrical contractor
  • Electrical equipment installation and repair foreman/woman
  • Electrical foreman/woman
  • Electrical installation contractor
  • Electrical installation supervisor
  • Electrical load tester supervisor
  • Electrical power inspector and tester supervisor
  • Electrical supervisor – drilling rig
  • Electrical systems contractor
  • Electrical wiring inspector supervisor
  • Electrical wiring installation contractor
  • Electrician foreman/woman
  • Electrician-contractor
  • Electricians supervisor
  • Emergency team foreman/woman – telecommunications
  • Factory electrician supervisor
  • Front line supervisor – power line maintenance
  • Head-office repair supervisor
  • Industrial electrical systems foreman/woman
  • Industrial electricians foreman/woman
  • Industrial electricians supervisor
  • Installation foreman/woman – telecommunications
  • Installers and repairers foreman/woman – telecommunications
  • Line and cable contractor
  • Line and cable installation and maintenance supervisor
  • Line and cable installation foreman/woman
  • Line and cable installers foreman/woman
  • Line and cable repairer foreman/woman – power lines
  • Line and cable workers supervisor
  • Line foreman/woman – power lines
  • Line foreman/woman – telecommunications
  • Maintenance electricians foreman/woman
  • Maintenance electricians supervisor
  • Marine electricians foreman/woman
  • Meter installers and repairers foreman/woman
  • Microwave system foreman/woman
  • Plant electrician supervisor
  • Power line and cable workers foreman/woman
  • Power line maintenance workers front line supervisor
  • Power line repair foreman/woman
  • Power line repairers foreman/woman
  • Power line service foreman/woman
  • Power line technician foreman/woman
  • Power linemen/women and cable installers supervisor
  • Power system electrician foreman/woman
  • Power system electricians supervisor
  • Power systems electricians supervisor
  • Residential electrician supervisor
  • Signaling system installation foreman/woman
  • Telecommunication cable installation foreman/woman
  • Telecommunication installation and repair worker foreman/woman
  • Telecommunication line installation, repair and testing foreman/woman
  • Telecommunication line installation, repair and testing supervisor
  • Telecommunication line installers foreman/woman
  • Telecommunication line installers, repairers and testers foreman/woman
  • Telecommunication line maintenance foreman/woman
  • Telecommunication line maintenance supervisor
  • Telecommunication line repair foreman/woman
  • Telecommunication line repairers foreman/woman
  • Telecommunication line service supervisor
  • Telecommunication service foreman/woman
  • Telecommunication system installers and repairers foreman/woman
  • Telecommunications contractor
  • Telecommunications supervisor
  • Telephone equipment installers foreman/woman
  • Telephone installation foreman/woman
  • Telephone installation supervisor
  • Trouble foreman/woman – telecommunications
  • Troubleshooter foreman/woman – telecommunications
  • Underground electrical conduit foreman/woman

Main duties

This group performs 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
  • 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.

Small businesses’ contractors may execute tasks within their trade area of expertise, which is generally not the case for supervisors or contractors associated with a medium or large business.

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.

Additional information

  • There is some mobility between jobs within a specific trade; however, there is little or no intertrade mobility.


  • Foreman/woman of electrical mechanics (in 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades)