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Skip Navigation LinksHeavy Equipment Apprenticeship

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) has apprenticeship programs for heavy equipment operators in Ontario. The apprenticeship programs includes both an in-school and an on-the-job component. 

Types of Heavy Equipment Apprenticeships

  • Tractor Loader Backhoe (TLB) - 636A
  • Excavator - 636B
  • Bull-Dozer - 636C


  • Each occupation is a 2,000 - 2,500 hour apprenticeship which includes 240 hours of in-school training

Apprenticeship with International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 793

  • IUOE, Local 793 acts as a potential employer
  • IUOE, Local 793 requires potential apprentices to be at least 18 years of age
  • To have completed Ontario grade 12 or equivalent

To apply for an apprenticeship with IUOE, Local 793 you must submit a copy of:

  • Your resume and/or application form
  • Proof of an Ontario Grade 12 or equivalent and transcript
  • Current driver's abstract
  • Must write a trade entrance exam and achieve 70% or higher

This Employment Ontario program is funded by the Ontario government.

This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

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