Job for the future Crane Operators

Average hourly wage


Job description

These individuals operate cranes or excavators. They lift, move, and set up machinery, equipment, and other large objects. They work for:

  • Construction sites
  • Ports
  • Stations
  • Surface mines

Personality profiles (RIASEC)

People with this profile prefer carrying out concrete tasks and being physically involved in what they do.
People with this profile prefer specific, well-defined tasks. They like to respect the order of things and follow established rules.
People with this profile prefer having responsibilities, influencing others and responding to challenges.

Main tasks

  • Carry out inspections before executing work.
  • Calculate crane capacity in preparation for hitching and lifting.
  • Operate equipment used for various purposes (driving piles into the ground, loading and unloading vessels, moving objects and materials, etc.).


Most training programs are offered in French only.


Targeted regions

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Mauricie
  • Estrie
  • Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Côte-Nord
  • Nord-du-Québec
  • Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laval
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Centre-du-Québec
  • All regions/national

Last update: April 28, 2023


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