Below are a few training options to obtain an excavator licence in Canada. All you need is a Class 5 drivers licence and current driver’s abstract. The additional training below will provide more in-depth focus on different machinery, safety, and construction equipment maintenance.
- High Velocity Training Centre in Camrose, offers a 12 week Multi Equipment certificate program. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School Inc. in Red Deer, offers a 12 week Heavy Equipment Operator program. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma and be physically able to perform the physical tolerances required to work as a heavy equipment operator.
- Olds College offers a 14 week Heavy Equipment Operator certificate program. Applicants for this program must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma, a valid Class 5 driver’s licence and provide a current driver’s abstract.
- Transport Training Centres of Canada in Calgary, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, offers an eight week Four Piece Heavy Equipment Operator program. Applicants must have a high school diploma and be physically able to complete the physical challenges of training.
Alberta Construction Industry “Trade Up!” website
Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association website
Calgary Construction Association website
Construction Sector Council website