Heavy Equipment Operator (Tractor-Loader-Backhoe)

Tractor-loader-backhoe operators (TLB) operate tractor-loader-backhoes to move and load earth, rock, gravel or other materials during construction and related activities. They work in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports and utilities, and of gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures. They also operate equipment in surface mining, quarrying, and land clearing activities.

NOC: 7521

Designation Year: 2014

Designated Red Seal in: NL, NS, ON, PE, QC
Trade title: Heavy Equipment Operator (Tractor–Loader–Backhoe) in NL, NS, PE
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Heavy Equipment Operator - Tractor-Loader-Backhoe (ON), Heavy Equipment Operator (QC)

Occupational Standard for current exams

View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Heavy Equipment Operator (Tractor–Loader–Backhoe) trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.

Essential Skills

Discover the essential skills heavy equipment operators need to succeed in their trade.

Job Market Reports

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Study for the Red Seal Examination

Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.

Sample Questions

Try the sample Heavy Equipment Operator (Tractor-Loader-Backhoe) examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Exam Counselling Sheet

Consult the Heavy Equipment Operator (Tractor-Loader-Backhoe) Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.

Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Heavy Equipment Operator (Tractor-Loader-Backhoe).

Interprovincial Program Guide

View information that guides the technical training for this trade in the Heavy Equipment Operator (Tractor-Loader-Backhoe) Interprovincial Program Guide.

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