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Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator - Mobile Crane Apprenticeship

Are you interested in a diverse career that services industries such as mining, forestry, oil and gas? Northern Lakes College offers the Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator - Mobile Crane Apprenticeship First & Third Period programs. These programs will prepare Apprentice Mobile Crane Operators for the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training First or Third Period theory and practical examinations.

The term of apprenticeship for a mobile crane operator is 3 years (three 12-month periods) including a minimum of 1500 hours of on-the-job training and 4 or 6 weeks of technical training* (subject to the training institute) in the first year, a minimum of 1500 hours of on-the-job training in the second year, and 1500 hours of on-the-job training and 5 or 6 weeks of technical training** in the third year. For more details about the Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator - Mobile Crane Apprenticeship click here. 

Career Options

Mobile crane operators are employed by general contractors and subcontractors in the forestry, mining, construction and oil industries, and by crane rental companies. Employment prospects change with seasonal and economic climates. Many crane operators are members of unions.

Journeyperson wage rates vary, but generally range from $24 to $38 an hour, plus benefits.

Experienced mobile crane operators may advance to supervisory positions, or set up their own crane rental businesses. (Source: tradesecrets.alberta.ca)

Apprentice Funding

​​​Northern Lakes College is here to assist you with your educational goals and to help you explore different funding avenues.

For designated Red Seal trades, there is a variety of government funding available, including a loan with an interest-free period and grants. Click here for more information. If you want to learn more about Red Seal designation and see a listing of Red Seal Trades in Alberta click here.

We hope you find this information useful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our Student Awards Administrator.

Student Awards Administrator Phone: (780) 849-8723​ Toll Free 1-866-652-3456 Email awards@northernlakescollege

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