Heavy Equipment Operator Training in Newfoundland and Labrador

There are multiple options for heavy equipment operator training in Newfoundland and Labrador. The different types of training available are:

  • Apprenticeships
  • On the job training
  • Training at a college or university
  • Training from heavy equipment operator schools

Before you select a training location, it is a good idea to note any existing experience you currently have. If this is a new career for you, you will probably want to look for a program with an in-depth training program. However, if you have a construction or mechanics background you will probably want to find a program that specializes in operating the heavy machines. Answering these questions will help you determine the best school and training program for you.

Heavy equipment operator training courses in Newfoundland and Labrador

Heavy Equipment Operator

Program Level: Non-postsecondary trade/vocational or pre-employment program
The Heavy Equipment Operator program provides an introduction to the heavy equipment industry and basic heavy equipment operation. Each student will receive 60 hours operating time on an Excavator, Front End Loader and Tandem Dump Truck. Additionally, students will learn grades reading, safety procedures and heavy equipment maintenance. Upon successful completion, students will have obtained their Class 3 license with a Class 9 endorsement. This program is a 24-week, diploma granting program and is recognized by the Apprenticeship and Certification Board as a Provincial Apprentice Trade.

Keyin College
P.O. Box 13609, Station A
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 4G1
Canada Telephone:(709) 579-1061
Toll Free:1-800-563-8989
Email: jennifer@keyin.com

Heavy Equipment Operator
Program Level:Apprenticeship Program
Credential Type: Certificate

This program provides pre-employment and apprenticeship level training, exposing students to the safe and effective operation of Heavy Duty Earth Moving Equipment. Students study the theory of operation and preventive maintenance and develop the necessary practical skills to become proficient in the use of three of the six available categories of machinery.

College of the North Atlantic
P.O. Box 5400
Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador A2N 2Z6
Canada Telephone:(709) 643-7730

Heavy Equipment Operator-Class 08
Program Level: Non-postsecondary trade/vocational or pre-employment program
Credential Type: Certificate

This exciting field is in great demand across country. Get professional training on Excavator, Grader, Dozer, Loader, Backhoe and Tandem Truck. Its an extensive training program in equipment operation safety, equipment maintenance, regulations and emergency procedures and planning strategies.

Central Training Academy
6 Third Avenue
Badger, Newfoundland and Labrador A0H 1A0
Canada Telephone:(709) 539-5150
Toll Free:1-800-563-5153

Heavy equipment union in Newfoundland and Labrador

heavy equipment operator training newfoundland labrador

Another great option would be to receive training from a operators union. Here you will earn quality training as well as build a network of relationships to support you throughout your career.

IUOE Local 904
62 Commonwealth Ave.
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland A1N1W8
(709) 747-9040

Heavy equipment operator schools in Newfoundland and Labrador

Atlantic Transport Training Academy LTD
3 George St, Sussex, NB, Canada
+1 506-432-4913

“TTCC offers commercial truck driver training, heavy equipment operator training, simulator training, and our skid school.”

Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership
324 Hamilton River Rd, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P 1S0, Canada
+1 709-896-3500

“Training and certification will focus on such areas as pre-trades apprentice, construction trades occupations, heavy equipment operator, and iron work.”

Central Training Academy
6 Third av Ext
Badger, NL A0H 1A0, Canada
(709) 539-5150

“Central Training Academy features late model state-of-the-art heavy equipment for you to train on. The national accredited training will teach you how to efficiently perform construction related processes with the bulldozer, excavator, front-end loader, Grader, Backhoe, and Tandem Truck.”

Operating Engineers College
Placement on map is approximate
Salmonier Line
Holyrood, NL A0A 2R0, Canada
(888) 229-6468

“The mandate of the Operating Engineers College is to provide mobile crane and heavy equipment operators the opportunity to upgrade and enhance their skills and to produce an ongoing supply of apprentices and journey persons to the industry. The College prides itself on the quality of training it provides to its students, both theoretically and practically.”

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