Heavy Duty Equipment Apprenticeship Program


Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics work on industrial and construction vehicles, such as mining trucks and bulldozers; on heavy equipment used in construction, forestry, materials handling, landscaping, and land clearing; as well as on buses and large trucks. Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.

Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics overhaul, repair and service equipment such as graders, loaders, shovels, tractors, trucks, forklifts, drills, and wheeled and tracked vehicles. Working from manufacturers' specifications, they identify and repair problems in structural, mechanical, or hydraulic systems.

The Heavy Duty Equipment Apprenticeship program is a four year term with four periods of technical training.  Each year an apprentice will return to technical training for 6 weeks for levels 1 through 4.

Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic apprentices will attend:

HMT Level 1 is 10 weeks in length
HMT Level 2 is 8 weeks in length
HMT Level 3 is 6 weeks in length
Level 4 is 4 weeks in length (specialty for Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic)

For more information on the Heavy Mechanical Trades training model visit this link Heavy Mechanical Trades.

Visit the following to view our schedule and apply on line Training Schedule
or contact the Apprenticeship office at 1-800-621-3038.

Employment Opportunities:

The Heavy Duty Equipment Technician apprentice will write the Red Seal Examination on the last day of the level 4 technical training.  Successful completion grants the apprentice with the Certificate of Qualification as a Red Seal Heavy Duty Equipment Technician.

Red Seal certified workers can work anywhere in Canada where their trade is designated. Labour mobility is essential for the Canadian workforce. For skilled tradespeople, the Red Seal is the recognized passport to mobility in trades across Canada.


  • For tuition information visit Apprenticeship Tuition Fees.
  • Students must supply approved safety boots and coveralls.
  • Income support for apprentices attending technician-training courses is provided by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) through regular employment insurance eligibility.
  • For financial and other useful documents visit Important Documents
Contact Information:

Visit the following site to view the schedule and apply online OC Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship Office
(250) 762-5445 Local 4687 or 1-800-621-3038