How To Work as a Sign Installer in Canada

If you want to work in Canada and you need a job that does not require you to have much skill or educational background, then becoming a sign installer should be what you are applying for. Sign Installers’ duties just like the name suggests are basically to mount signs on posts, buildings, and poles. This sounds like what anybody can do right? Don’t get it twisted, sign installers do more than just install signs, they also do a little bit of electrical work. This means you’d need some electrical training to be able to install signs that have electricity if the need arises.

You will also have to learn how to become a professional installer by working under a professional. Your training with a skilled installer and a certificate training in the electrical field will ensure that get all you need to succeed in this field. To become certified as a sign installer you would be required to complete an apprenticeship program and study your way through different courses and on-the-field training to learn the Dos and the Don’ts of sign installers.

As a sign installer, you will mostly transport yourself and equipment to different locations, which would require you to drive around. You will have to obtain a driver’s license to help carry out your job effectively.

Just like most jobs in Canada, you will need to first meet the requirements for a work visa if you are not already in Canada. And if you reside in Canada on a temporary work permit, then you should ensure that it has not expired. You’d also have to ensure that the employer is verified and permitted by the Canadian government to take foreign workers. Below is a job opening in Canada.

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Job requirements

Languages: English

Education: Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years

Location: #6, 7476 – 49 Ave Red Deer, AB T4P 1M2

Salary: $20.00 to $25.00HOUR hourly for 40 hours per week

Terms of employment: Permanent employment Full-time Weekend, Overtime, To be determined 09:00 to 17:00

Start date: Starts as soon as possible

Specific Skills

Utilize hand and power tools; Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings, and specifications; Prepare and apply stencils, decals, or other decorative items on finished products; Measure and mark guidelines to be used for installations; Erect and install scaffolding, falsework, and other working platforms; Determine layout and installation procedures; Load and unload trucks with supplies and equipment; Install, repair, and service interior or exterior prefabricated products

Major Work Area

Service/clean; Repair; Installation; Construction

Equipment and Machinery Experience

Routers; Laminating machine

Additional Skills

Prepare and maintain work materials and supplies

Area of Specialization

Signs/billboards

Weight Handling

Up to 45 kg (100 lbs)

Security and Safety

Bondable; Driving record check (abstract); Drug test; Criminal record check

Work Site Environment

Outdoors; At heights; Noisy; Dusty

Transportation/Travel Information

Valid driver’s license

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

Fast-paced environment; Repetitive tasks; Handling heavy loads; Physically demanding; Attention to detail; Overtime required

Specialized Audio or Video Systems

Computer graphic imagery system

Personal Suitability

Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Accurate; Team player; Excellent oral communication; Client focus; Dependability; Values and ethics; Reliability; Organized; Punctualit.

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