Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Power and communication line and related structures construction - 23713


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the construction of power lines and towers, power plants (except hydroelectric generating facilities), and radio, television, and telecommunications transmitting/receiving towers.

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    The work performed may include new work, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and repairs. Specialized trade activities related to power and communication line and related structures construction are included. The construction of structures (including buildings) that are integral parts of power and communication networks (e.g., transmitting towers, substations, and power plants) is included.

    Example Activities:
    Alternative energy (e.g., geothermal, ocean wave, solar, and wind) structure construction
    Construction of co-generation plants
    Construction management, power and communication transmission lines
    Construction of electric power transmission lines and towers
    Construction of fibre-optic cable transmission lines
    Underground cable (e.g., cable television, electricity, and telephone) laying
    Construction of utility lines (e.g., communication and electric power)


    Establishments primarily engaged in:
    constructing broadcast studios and similar non-residential buildings (see 236220 Commercial and
    institutional building construction)
    constructing hydroelectric generating facilities (see 237990 Other heavy and civil engineering construction)
    performing electrical work within buildings (see 238210 Electrical contractors and other wiring installation
    line slashing or cutting (except maintenance) (see 238910 Site preparation contractors)
    installing and maintaining telecommunication lines by telecommunication companies (see 517
    tree and brush trimming for overhead utility lines (see 561730 Landscaping services)
    locating underground utility lines prior to digging (see 561990 All other support services)


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