Heavy Equipment Operator
On June 4, 2014, the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) changed the designation of the Heavy Equipment Operator trade to three designations:
- Heavy Equipment Operator (Tractor-Loader-Backhoe)
- Heavy Equipment Operator (Dozer)
- Heavy Equipment Operator (Excavator)
This recommendation is based on the preference from industry to certify heavy equipment operators based on their competence in each piece of equipment, and the demand for apprenticeship and certification activity.
In terms of next steps, the Red Seal products (National Occupational Analysis, examinations and Interprovincial Program Guide) will be revised and validated by industry for each of the three trades.
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