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Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade

Average salary23$ / hour


Technical sales specialists, wholesale trade, sell a range of technical goods and services, such as scientific, agricultural and industrial products, electricity, telecommunications services and computer services, to governments and to commercial and industrial establishments in domestic and international localities. They are employed by establishments that produce or provide technical goods and services, such as pharmaceutical companies, industrial equipment manufacturing companies, grain elevators, computer services firms, engineering firms and hydroelectric companies, or they may be self-employed technical sales specialists/agents who contract their services to other companies. Technical sales specialists who are supervisors are included in this unit group.


  • Enterprising
  • Investigative
  • Social

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

  • Promote sales to existing clients
  • Identify and solicit potential clients
  • Assess clients' needs and resources and recommend the appropriate goods or services
  • Provide input into product design where goods or services must be tailored to suit clients' needs
  • Develop reports and proposals as part of sales presentation to illustrate benefits from use of good or service
  • Estimate costs of installing and maintaining equipment or service
  • Prepare and administer sales contracts
  • Consult with clients after sale to resolve problems and to provide ongoing support
  • Troubleshoot technical problems related to equipment
  • May train customers' staff in the operation and maintenance of equipment
  • May conduct sales transactions through Internet-based electronic commerce
  • May supervise the activities of other technical staff and sales specialists.
                      * Technical sales specialists usually specialize in a particular line of goods or services.


                      Diploma of College Studies (DCS)

                      Farm management and technology

                      Description of the Farm management and technology program

                      To register for Farm management and technology: 

                      Technologie des productions animales

                      Description of the Technologie des productions animales program (French only)

                      To register for Technologie des productions animales: 

                      Paysage et commercialisation en horticulture ornementale

                      Description of the Paysage et commercialisation en horticulture ornementale program (French only)

                      To register for Paysage et commercialisation en horticulture ornementale:

                      Technologie du génie agromécanique

                      Description of the Technologie du génie agromécanique program (French only)

                      To register for Technologie du génie agromécanique: Institut de technologie agroalimentaire, campus de Saint-Hyacinthe (French only)

                      Techniques de procédés industriels

                      Description of the Techniques de procédés industriels program (French only)

                      To register for Techniques de procédés industriels:

                      More information

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                      This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

                      • Bas-Saint-Laurent
                      • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
                      • Mauricie
                      • Estrie
                      • Île-de-Montréal
                      • Outaouais
                      • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
                      • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec
                      • Chaudière-Appalaches
                      • Laval
                      • Lanaudière
                      • Laurentides
                      • Montérégie
                      • Centre-du-Québec
                      • Grande région de Montréal

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