Electronic Service Technician

Electronic Service Technician Apprenticeship and Certification Act
Unrestricted Trade
Designated Red Seal Trade

Trade Code 416E
NOC 2242


  • Demonstrate professional practices by communicating with customers, estimating cost for services and completing documentation
  • Install, maintain and repair household and business electronic equipment, such as radios, televisions, bio-medical equipment, two way radios, audio and video cassette recorders, stereo equipment, photocopiers, computers and peripherals, telephone answering equipment, microwave ovens, remote control equipment and devices, and antenna systems
  • Inspect and test electronic equipment, components and assemblies using multi-meters, circuit testers, oscilloscopes, logic probes and other electronic test instruments, tools and equipment
  • Diagnose and locate circuit, component and equipment faults
  • Adjust, align, replace or repair electronic equipment, assemblies and components; follow equipment manuals and schematics; use soldering tools and other hand and power tools
  • Complete work orders, test and maintenance reports
  • Demonstrate product operation
  • Complete financial transactions

Personal Qualities

  • You may be required to work with tools inside small area
  • You work inside all year round, usually in comfortable temperatures
  • You work with diagnostic tools
  • You must be a lifelong learner to keep up with technological change
  • You like working with things
  • You like troubleshooting and solving problems

Career Opportunities

  • Electronic service technicians are employed by independent television and stereo repair shops, major department stores, electronic retail operations, manufacturers and manufacturers’ repair facilities as well as authorized manufacturers’ repair outlets
  • Some electronic service technicians have their own business
  • Electronic service technicians also work for the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Demand is increasing because many manufacturing companies have converted to advanced technologies and the number of job openings exceeds the supply of skilled workers

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of a 7,280 hour apprenticeship program is required
  • If you have completed 8,000 hours of on the job experience/training but have not completed the apprenticeship program you may be eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification

Training Availability

Trade Related Programs

Fleming College – Sutherland Campus
Peterborough ON www.flemingc.on.ca

Apprenticeship Training

Information not available at this time, contact Employment Ontatrio at 905 837-7721 or 1-800-461-4608

Potential Earnings

  • Apprentices progress along the company wage scale to journeyperson wages over time
  • Wages 1 range from $12.75 to $27.50 an hour, excluding overtime, with journeypersons usually earning the higher end of the pay scale

Prospects For Employment

  • Employment is good and expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2009 due to an increased popularity of home entertainment centres and other electronic products in the home and the workplace 2

Financial Incentives

  • Employers who employ first, second and third year apprentices can apply for the Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
  • Employers who employ first and second year apprentices can apply for the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit
  • Apprentices are able to apply for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
  • Apprentices may also be able to apply for the Tradesperson’s Tools Tax Deduction