Local Employment Requirements
Depending on the type of mobile hoisting equipment, operators may require a DZ or AZ driver's licence.
There are often specific abilities, aptitudes and knowledge that are prerequisites to obtain employment in an occupation.
Most employers who advertise are looking for workers who have the following experience and skills:
Lift, move or position equipment at work sites.
Perform routine maintenance work. Clean and lubricate cranes.
Oral communication, working with others, problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, reading text, job task planning and organizing and writing.
Detailed profiles, requirements and application and admissions information.
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Find the school that best suits your needs.
Information on scholarships, bursaries, grants, and other forms of financial assistance.
Trade certification is mandatory for crane operators in Ontario. More information on apprenticeship and certification can be found on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Web site at http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/ under Apprenticeship.
Certified journeypersons in this trade can also obtain a Red Seal endorsement if they successfully complete an interprovincial standards Red Seal examination. (http://www.red-seal.ca/).
For more information on mobile crane operator in-school training, consult http://www.ontariocolleges.ca/.
The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 793 delivers crane operator and other heavy equipment training at its Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO). To take this training you must be a union member. Further information can be found at: www.oetio.com/.
Private training schools in Ontario also offer crane operator training. For more information: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/ (search for "Private Career College Search Service")