Canadore College

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Motive Power Technician

Canadore College

Faculty:School of Trades and Technology
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Length:40 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,803
International: $33,038
Careers:Heavy-Duty Equipment MechanicsCrane OperatorsCrane Operators, Drillers and Blasters


Get the skills you need to become a Motive Power Technician. Train with industry-standard tools and diagnostic equipment in our dedicated 16,000 sq.ft. Motive Power lab. You will learn to diagnose and service all types of vehicles, from automobiles and trucks to heavy-duty equipment, with the opportunity to work on the latest technology by way of vehicle donations. You will perform actual service procedures on a wide variety of components including power train, electrical, steering, suspension and brake systems.

Includes a two-week work placement.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 525] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 60] or DuoLingo or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 55] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.5]
Application Notes : If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. View current English Language Proficiency Requirements (pdf).

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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