Find A Trade

We want to make sure you have an opportunity to look around the building trades for a bit... find out as much as you can... and then make a decision that works for you.

To get you started, we've built this portal to help you explore. Simply use the tools below to select a trade you want to explore and where you live — the resulting page will give you info that includes:

  • About the Trade: with information provided by the BC Industry Training Authority, the national Red Seal program, and BC WorkFutures (with details on working conditions, main duties and career paths).
  • About the Training: where you can find approved training, along with info on grants and other financial assistance.
  • About the Union: find out what union you'll belong to and what it can do for you.

How to use the tool

It's easy. Just use the drop-downs to select a trade and region. You'll get the most results if you leave the region set to "Any".

Boom Truck Operator (Stiff Boom)
BC/Yukon

Heavy equipment operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures; in surface mining and quarrying activities; and in material handling work.

These workers are employed by construction companies, heavy equipment contractors, public works departments and pipeline, logging, cargo-handling and other companies.

About the Trade

Red Seal Information: None Available

About the Training
About the Union

Operating Engineers Training Plan
#300 - 4333 Ledger Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3T3
PHONE: (604) 299-7764
FAX: (604) 473-5237
EMAIL: [email protected]

Brad Randall, Administrator
EMAIL: [email protected]

Andy Johnson, Curriculum Coordinator
EMAIL: [email protected]

Jeff Gorham, Training Coordinator
EMAIL: [email protected]

Randy Grisewood, Training Coordinator
EMAIL: [email protected]

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