Your search for heavy equipment operator training in Canada ends here. Before you can start driving the machines you first have to be trained on the equipment. It also helps if you have experience or training on repairing heavy equipment. This dual expertise will make you more marketable to an employer.
You have a couple of options when it comes to your training: apprenticeship, learning on the job, college course, or learning from a paid heavy equipment operator training in Canada program.
I recommend doing a program search “heavy equipment operator” on the canlearn.ca website. Here you can find a program in your area at a local university or community college.
Some Qualifications needed to be a heavy equipment operator include:
- Good health and physical condition
- Good judgement of distance
- Great eye hand foot coordination
- Able to work at heights
- Problem solver
- Mechanically minded
- Ability to work in harsh weather conditions
- Past experience running tractors, military is a benefit.
Training by the International Union
You could also receive training from the IUOE. You will earn quality training as well as build a network of relationships you can count on throughout your career.