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Heavy Equipment Apprenticeship

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) has apprenticeship programs for heavy equipment operators in Ontario. The apprenticeship program 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


  • This is a 16 week program

  • Each occupation is a 2,000 - 2,500 hour apprenticeship which includes 300 hours of in-school training

Additional Program Information:

​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 equivalentt

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

If you're interested in any of our Apprenticeship Programs, the first step is to register and attend one of our Information Sessions.


After you've attended an Information Session, you can Apply for Apprenticeship!

Employment Ontario

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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