NOC 7245 – Telecommunications line and cable workers


  • apprentice lineman/woman – telecommunications
  • cable installer – telecommunications
  • cable repair technician – telecommunications
  • cable repairer – telecommunications
  • cable repairer, telecommunications
  • cable splicer, telecommunications
  • cable tester – telecommunications
  • communication line technician
  • communication technician – construction
  • communications electrician – construction craft
  • construction technician – cable television
  • construction technician – telecommunications
  • fibre optic cable splicer
  • journeyman/woman lineman/woman – telecommunications
  • line inspector – telecommunications
  • line installer – telecommunications
  • line installer-repairer – telecommunications
  • line repairer – telecommunications
  • line technician, telecommunications
  • lineman/woman, telecommunications
  • lineman-technician/linewoman-technician – telecommunications
  • lineworker-technician – telecommunications
  • repair lineman/woman – telecommunications
  • rigger – telecommunications
  • section lineman/woman – telecommunications
  • service tracer – telecommunications
  • signal tracer – telecommunications
  • splicer – telecommunications
  • splicer technician – telecommunications
  • splicer technician – telephone
  • technician, communication lines
  • technician, telephone line
  • telecommunication cable installer
  • telecommunication cable repairer
  • telecommunication line construction technician
  • telecommunication line technician
  • telecommunications line installer
  • telecontrol technologist
  • telephone cable splicer
  • telephone line and cableman/woman
  • telephone line technician
  • toll line inspector – telecommunications
  • toll line repairman/woman – telecommunications
  • toll lineman/woman – telecommunications
  • tracer – telecommunications
  • underground cable splicer – telecommunications
  • wire splicer – telecommunications

Job 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.

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.

Additional Information

  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


  • Cable television service and maintenance technicians (7247)
  • Electrical power line and cable workers (7244)
  • Supervisors of telecommunications line and cable workers (in 7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations)
  • Telecommunications installation and repair workers (7246)

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