Explore programs that can lead to fulfilling and lucrative careers in the trades. Develop your skills and expand your knowledge to qualify for roles such as boom truck operator, industrial electrician, heavy equipment operator, industrial mechanic, machinist and many more.

See below for a comprehensive list of courses and program details:

Forest Sector Related Trades Education/Training in Nova Scotia

ProgramTraining Organization/ InstitutionDurationWebsiteLocation
Boom Truck Operator Commercial Safety College250 hourswww.safetycollege.caTruro NS
Class 1 Driver-Tractor TrailerMaritime Environmental Training Institute15 weekswww.metiatlantic.comSydney NS
Class 1 Truck DriverCommercial Safety College12 weekswww.safetycollege.ca Truro NS
Class 3 Truck Driver Operating Engineers Training Institute of Nova Scotia24 hours classroom + practical in-class 3 vehicle onsite and on roadwww.trainingforthefuture.caHantsport NS
Electrical Construction and Industrial Electrician Nova Scotia Community College1 yearwww.nscc.caPort Hawkesbury, Sydney, Bridgewater, Shelburne, Kentville
Environmental Health and Safety TechnicianMaritime Environmental Training Institute18 weeks www.metiatlantic.comSydney NS
Fundamentals of Earth MovingOperating Engineers Training Institute of Nova Scotia90 hourswww.trainingforthefuture.caHantsport NS
Fundamentals of Earth MovingCommercial Safety College480 hourswww.safetycollege.caTruro NS
Fundamentals of Earth MovingDexter Institute Private Career College8 weeks classroom, 250 hours practicalwww.dexterinstitute.comDartmouth NS
Fundamentals of Earth MovingNova Scotia Community College15 weekswww.nscc.caPort Hawkesbury NS
Mobile Crain OperatorOperating Engineers Training Institute of Nova Scotia320 hourswww.trainingforthefuture.caHantsport NS
Power Engineering TechnologyNova Scotia Community College2 years www.nscc.caPort Hawkesbury NS, Sydney NS

Forest Sector Trades Education and Training in Other Atlantic Provinces

ProgramTraining Organization/ InstitutionDurationWebsiteLocation
ATV Safety Maritime College of Forest TechnologyContinuing Education Programwww.mcft.ca/continuing-education/ Fredericton NB
Boom truck Trade QualifierOperating Engineers College6 weeks www.jvidrivertraining.comHolyrood Nfld
Chainsaw Safety, Operation and Maintenance CertificationMaritime College of Forest TechnologyContinuing Education Programwww.mcft.ca/continuing-education/Fredericton NB
Commercial Driver class 1Canadian Training Institute13 weeks, certificatewww.canadiantraininginstitutenl.caBay Roberts Nfld
Commercial Driver class 1Keyin College12 weeks www.keyin.comMarystown Nfld
Commercial Driver class 1Central Training Academy13 weekswww.centraltraining.caBadger, Nfld
Commercial Driver, Tandem Trucks and Tractor TailerCollege of the North Atlantic13 weekswww.cna.nl.caStephenville Nfld
Construction / Industrial ElectricianCollege of the North Atlantic37 weeks www.cna.nl.ca Corner Brook, Nfld, Burin Bay, Nfld, Conception Bay NFld, Carboear Nfld
Construction / Industrial ElectricianAcademy Canada37 weeks, certificatewww.academycanada.comSt. John's Nfld
Electrical IndustrialNew Brunswick Community College1 yearwww.nbcc.caSaint Andrews
Heavy Equipment OperatorCollege of the North Atlantic22 weekswww.cna.nl.caStephenville Nfld, St. Anthony Nfld, Bonavista Nfld, Placentia Nfld
Heavy Equipment OperatorOperating Engineers College22 weekswww.oecollege.ca Holyrood Nfld
Heavy Equipment OperatorEast Coast Regional and Heavy Equipment and Construction Training LtdVarious Course Lengthswww.ecrheavuequipmenttraining.caNewton NB
Heavy Equipment OperatorJVI Provincial Transportation and Safety AcademyClass 1a 14 weeks , Class 3a 11 weekswww.jvidrivertraining.comCharlottetown PEI
Heavy Equipment OperatorKeyin College22 weekswww.keyin.com Marystown Nfld
Heavy Equipment Operator (Class 8)Central Training Academy22 weekswww.centraltraining.ca Badger, Nfld
Heavy Equipment Operator (Class 8)Canadian Training Institute22 weekswww.canadiantraininginstitutenl.ca Bay Roberts Nfld
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)College of the North Atlantic37 weeks www.cna.nl.caCorner Brook, Nfld, Placentia Nfld
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)Carpenter Millwright CollegeTraining Group in Four Blockswww.carpentermillwrightcollege.caMount Pearl Nfld
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)New Brunswick Community College1 yearwww.nbcc.ca Saint John NB, Marimichi NB
Inland Sedimentation and ErosionMaritime College of Forest TechnologyContinuing Education Programwww.mcft.ca/continuing-education/Fredericton NB
Lidar: Productive Use, Ground Truthing and Enhanced Forest InventoryMaritime College of Forest TechnologyContinuing Education Programwww.mcft.ca/continuing-education/Fredericton NB
MachinistCollege of the North Atlantic37 weeks, certificatewww.cna.nl.caSt. John's Nfld
Mechanized Forest Equipment OperatorNew Brunswick Community College15 weekswww.nbcc.caMarimichi NB
Mill Crane OperatorNew Brunswick Community College12 weekswww.nbcc.caMarimichi NB
Mobile Crane OperatorCollege of the North Atlantic25 weeks www.cna.nl.caStephenville Nfld
Mobile Crane OperatorOperating Engineers College25 weeks www.oecollege.caHolyrood Nfld
Power Engineering TechnologyCollege of the North Atlantic34 weeks www.cna.nl.caCorner Brook, Nfld
Power Engineering TechnologyNew Brunswick Community College2 years www.nbcc.caSaint John NB
Tandem Truck Class 3Canadian Training Institute6 weeks, certificatewww.canadiantraininginstitutenl.caBay Roberts Nfld
Tandem Truck Class 3Central Training Academy6 weeks www.centraltraining.caBadger, Nfld
Tandem Truck Class 3Keyin College6 weeks www.keyin.comMarystown Nfld
Tractor Trailer class 1aJVI Provincial Transportation and Safety Academy12 weeks plus 6 OJTwww.jvidrivertraining.comCharlottetown PEI
Watercourse Alteration Certification (Nova Scotia)Maritime College of Forest TechnologyContinuing Education Programwww.mcft.ca/continuing-education/Fredericton NB
Wetland DelineationMaritime College of Forest TechnologyContinuing Education Programwww.mcft.ca/continuing-education/Fredericton NB