Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

(NOC 7312)
+23.06%
 

Requirement

You usually need a high school diploma.

To gain trade certification, you usually need either a three- to five-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over four years' work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in heavy equipment repair.

Heavy-duty equipment mechanic trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces/territories.

Farm equipment mechanic trade certification is available, but voluntary, in all provinces except Quebec and the territories.

Heavy equipment and farm equipment mechanics may obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor.

Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or a community college diploma.

Degrees Associated with This Career

Certificate
Diploma
Post-diploma

Useful Experience/Skills

Diagrams/schematics
Machinery
Physical/outdoor work
Computerized equipment

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Industrial Arts
Mechanics
Math
English

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

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Motive Power Technician Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power - Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Diploma; Online
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power Technician Diploma; Co-op
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Heavy Equipment Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power Technician - Heavy Duty Equipment Diploma
Motive Power Technician - Heavy Duty Equipment Diploma; Co-op
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Modified on April 07, 2022