Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

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Overview

Heavy equipment operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures; in surface mining and quarrying activities; and in material handling work. They are employed by construction companies, heavy equipment contractors, public works departments and pipeline, logging, cargo-handling and other companies.
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Apprenticeship pathways
Apprenticeships  can lead to the following trades included in this occupation group.
This table lists the apprenticeship programs related to trades included in this occupation, the trade codes, and whether the programs are voluntary, compulsory, or have a Red Seal designation.
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Classification
Red Seal*

Yes, Red Seal * Red Seal refers to trades where certification is recognized across Canada. In Ontario, there are some trades that have different names in comparison to the Red Seal names. Learn more about the Red Seal program.
Note: The share of workers who have completed apprenticeship certification varies across occupational groups where apprenticeship is identified as a possible pathway. In some cases, this share may be relatively small, which would suggest that there may be fewer apprenticeship opportunities in the occupation. Data from Statistics Canada’s 2016 Census showing the highest level of education attained by occupation are contained in table 98-400-X2016295.

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Sources: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census (distribution of workers). Statistics Canada, Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, 2017 (job vacancies). Burning Glass Technologies, Labor Insight™ (job postings). Timeframe is July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018.

Note: This raw data has been extracted by Burning Glass Technologies in English. This data is only available in the original language of extraction.