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Mobile Crane Apprenticeship

Mobile crane operator certifications are compulsory in Ontario. Ontario residents must be registered as an apprentice prior to taking any training.


OETIO is a Training Delivery Agent (TDA) approved by the Government of Ontario, Apprenticeship Division, to deliver in-school mobile crane operator apprenticeship training.


Mobile Crane Operator Branch 1 (339A)  is an Inter-provincial trade (Red Seal), which allows the operator the opportunity to work anywhere in Canada.


  • Manuals, regulations & policies    

  • Safe working environment

  • Hazards of high voltage

  • Signals & communications

  • Principles of hydraulics

  • Wire rope & rigging

  • Pre-operational inspection

  • Pre-lift set-up & planning

  • Load charts 

  • Crane capacity & configuration

  • Assembly & disassembly of a crane

  • Transporting a crane

  • Hydraulic crane operations

  • Conventional crane operations

  • Crane maintenance


  • First-aid & CPR

  • Fall protection

Note: Mobile and tower crane students both start their in-school training with the Level 1.


Training and benefits:

This program provides the fundamentals of safety, equipment characteristics, and operational practices that apply to mobile cranes. There is ample hands-on practice to develop the basic skills of mobile crane operation and maintenance. 

The Branch 1 (339A;  8 ton - up to unlimited tonnage) apprenticeship requires common core and an additional 3 levels of in-school advanced training.

The Branch 2 (339C; 8 ton - up to and including 15 ton) apprenticeship requires only common core.

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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