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Crane Operator

Trade Description:

A Crane Operator operates and maintains specific types of cranes or draglines that lift, move, position, or place machinery, equipment and other large objects. This does not apply to equipment used exclusively for fire fighting. Operators use mobile cranes, boom trucks and tower cranes to lift, move, position, unload and reload materials and equipment at construction sites, on offshore oil rigs, in rail yards, docks and plants.

Construction companies, railways and industrial cargo-handling companies are major employers in the crane operator trades.

Trade Regulation
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Occupational Analyses:

Mobile Crane Operator National Occupational Analysis
Boom Truck Hoist Operator Provincial Occupational Analysis
Tower Crane Operator National Occupational Analysis
 

Certifications:

Mobile Crane Operator Interprovincial - Red Seal
Boom Truck Hoist Operator Provincial
Tower Crane Operator Interprovincial - Red Seal
 

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
Mobile Crane Operator 3 1,800 7-5-4 RRC
Boom Truck Hoist Operator 2 1,250 7-5 RRC
Tower Crane Operator 2 1,500 7-5 RRC
 

Training Standards:

Mobile Crane Operator
PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document Level Three PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison
 
Boom Truck Hoist Operator
PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document POA Subtask to Unit Comparison
 
Tower Crane Operator
PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison
 

Red Seal Exam Information

Mobile Crane Operator
Red Seal Exam Breakdown Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide
Sample Exams
 
Tower Crane Operator
Red Seal Exam Breakdown Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide
Sample Exams
 

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Mobile Crane Operator
Years of Experience Hours Required Additional Practical Exam Required
4.5 7,650 No
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Boom Truck Hoist Operator
Years of Experience Hours Required Additional Practical Exam Required
3 3,750 No
PDF Document Employer Declaration | PDF Document Employer Declaration (FR)
PDF Document Statutory Declaration | PDF Document Statutory Declaration (FR)
 
Tower Crane Operator
Years of Experience Hours Required Additional Practical Exam Required
3 4,500 No
PDF Document Employer Declaration | PDF Document Employer Declaration (FR)
PDF Document Statutory Declaration | PDF Document Statutory Declaration (FR)