Heavy Equipment Operator Training

We offer a wide variety of Heavy Equipment Operator Training Programs to meet current employer’s expectations of skills of entry-level operators.

On Special

Heavy Equipment Operator: Backhoe-loader

$7,000
$7,000
  • Online Special: $6,500
  • Save: $500
  • Certificates Included: 2
  • Wallet Cards Included: 3
  • Number of Weeks: 2
  • Number of Hours: 80
On Special

Heavy Equipment Operator: Bulldozer

$7,000
$7,000
  • Online Special: $6,500
  • Save: $500
  • Certificates Included: 2
  • Wallet Cards Included: 3
  • Number of Weeks: 2
  • Number of Hours: 80
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Heavy Equipment Operator: 6-piece

$13,000
$13,000
  • Online Special: $12,500
  • Save: $500
  • Certificates Included: 3
  • Wallet Cards Included: 18
  • Number of Weeks: 6
  • Number of Hours: 200
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Heavy Equipment Operator: 7-piece

$20,000
$20,000
  • Online Special: $19,000
  • Save: $1000
  • Certificates Included: 3
  • Wallet Cards Included: 19
  • Number of Weeks: 8
  • Number of Hours: 280
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Heavy Equipment Operator: Excavator

$7,000
$7,000
  • Online Special: $6,500
  • Save: $500
  • Certificates Included: 2
  • Wallet Cards Included: 3
  • Number of Weeks: 2
  • Number of Hours: 80
On Special

Heavy Equipment Operator: Grader

$7,000
$7,000
  • Online Special: $6,500
  • Save: $500
  • Certificates Included: 2
  • Wallet Cards Included: 2
  • Number of Weeks: 2
  • Number of Hours: 80

Programs listed above are Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Heavy equipment operator training at 5th Wheel Training Institute is done in our massive training yards.  We have different scenarios laid out so that you learn skills regardless of the time of year or what else might be happening around you.

We don’t lease space at an offsite pit, where we can only do exercises when and where the owner wants us to, or where we won’t get in the way of other commercial operations. Our training yards are built and maintained to assure students learn skills that employers require from new entry-level employees.

If the piece of equipment breaks down during training, you don’t have to wait till it’s repaired.  We carry a wide inventory of name brand equipment to assure you will get the time promised to you.

Heavy Equipment Operator Training FAQ’s

  • When you compare our Heavy Equipment Operator training programs to Community College and University Programs, our programs are relatively short in length and do not qualify for OSAP funding .  But we have plenty of other funding options you can check out here: https://5thwheeltraining.com/funding/

Heavy Equipment Operator Schools are not allowed to promise anyone employment after completing their program, and for good reason!

Just because someone has completed a Heavy Equipment program, it does not mean that it will be easy to find an operating job immediately, it often depends on the barriers a client places on employment as to how successful they will be.

Construction jobs are not 9:00 am to 5:00 pm jobs, if that’s what a graduate insists on, it’s going to take a long long time to find a job that meets that criteria.

We will do our best to prepare you as a safely trained entry-level Equipment operator ready to continue your development as a professional in an exciting new career!

  • 18 years of Age or Hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Grade 12 English or Completion of equivalency testing approved by our Education & Registration Teams

Anyone can be an equipment operator in Ontario – Buy a backhoe-loader and start digging! Just don’t screw up.  Break something or hurt someone or operate unsafely and you will enjoy a visit from the Ministry of Labour who will be asking for your proof of training,,,

It’s not easy to get work as a new equipment operator, companies need their machines to be making money, new operators tend not to be very efficient and if you break equipment or fail to maintain it then you are costing the company money instead of making it.  Even people raised on farms who have been around equipment all their lives tend to have many bad habits and not many ideas as to how to operate efficiently.

That’s why you really want to take training before you try and get work as an operator.

Most foremen will want to see how you treat and operate their shovel and rake before they want to see how well you treat their $200,000 peice of heavy equipment.  If you don’t respect hand tools why are they ever going to trust you with anything more expensive.

Training will teach you how to properly start, maintain and shut down equipment.It will also teach you the basics as to how to accomplish basic tasks as efficiently as possible.

Will you leave training as a professional operator? No you won’t, that takes years and years of practice, but you will be safe and you will minimize your employers cost and maximize your ability to contribute as an entry-level operator.

  • Heavy Equipment operators can make anywhere from $18.00 to $45.00 an hour or more in Ontario. It depends on your level of experience of course.Agree to work underground in a mine or at a remote mine where you live in camp it can be even more, with isolation pay and free meals thrown in as a bonus!

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