Local Employment Requirements
An apprenticeship training program exists for this trade in Ontario but certification is not a compulsory work requirement for heavy equipment operators in the province.
Local Skills Requirements
Skills necessary for this occupation include:
- communication skills
- computer skills
- problem solving ability
- ability to work independently
- willingness/ability to work as part of a team
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:
Clean and lubricate equipment and refill equipment tanks. Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment.
Complete onboard and other logs.
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The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) provides secondary school students an opportunity to gain training in an apprenticeship occupation while completing their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). For more information, please visit the OYAP Web site at http://oyap.ca/.
Trade certification is voluntary for heavy equipment 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/).
Apprenticeship Grants (Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and Apprenticeship Completion Grant) provide up to $4,000 for eligible registered apprentices in Red Seal designated occupations. For more information, consult the Service Canada Web site at http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/ under Education and Training.