NCSG is a renowned leader in crane and heavy haul services in Western Canada. With decades of experience, we have established a reputation for excellence, reliability, and safety in our operations. Our commitment to quality extends to our apprenticeship program, where we aim to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed to thrive in their careers.

Apprenticeship Overview

Our apprenticeship program is tailored for individuals passionate about pursuing a career as a crane operator, boom truck operator, or heavy equipment technician. The program is structured to provide a blend of theoretical learning and hands-on experience under the guidance of seasoned industry professionals.

Crane Operator

Apprenticeship Program​

Training Curriculum:

  • Safety Protocols: Prioritizing safety is paramount in our program. Apprentices learn about safety procedures, risk assessment, and the importance of adherence to safety standards in crane operations.
  • Equipment Familiarization: Apprentices gain hands-on experience with various types of cranes, learning their functionalities, controls, and maintenance protocols.
  • Operational Skills: Practical training involves crane operation techniques, load management, rigging, and mastering different lifting scenarios.

Duration and Progression:

  • The apprenticeship duration typically spans three years, depending on the apprentice’s skill level and the complexity of the training.
  • Progression through the program is a combination of hours accumulated to meet set milestones, technical training and evaluations to ensure apprentices are equipped with the necessary skills at each stage.

Heavy Equipment Technician

Apprenticeship Program​

Training Curriculum:

  • Technical Training: Apprentices receive comprehensive training on heavy equipment systems, diagnostics, maintenance, and repair procedures.
  • Hands-on Experience: Apprentices work alongside experienced journeyperson technicians to troubleshoot issues, perform maintenance, and gain practical skills in the field.
  • Technology Integration: With the evolving nature of equipment, apprentices learn about integrating new technologies into maintenance and repair processes.

Duration and Progression:

  • The heavy equipment technician apprenticeship typically takes four years and may vary in duration based on the complexity of the training and the apprentice’s progress.
  • Advancement through the program involves technical training, assessments and practical application of acquired skills.

Boom Truck Operator

Apprenticeship Program​

Training Highlights:

  • Safety Protocols: Safety is paramount, and apprentices learn and practice stringent safety measures in operating boom trucks.
  • Boom Truck Operation: Hands-on training covers the operation of various boom trucks, including controls, load management, and safe lifting practices.
  • Rigging and Maintenance: Expertise is developed in rigging techniques, load securing, and basic maintenance tasks for optimal performance.

Duration and Progression:

  • The apprenticeship program for Boom Truck Operators spans several months to two years depending on the province. This allows apprentices to advance through stages of training and skill development.


Apprenticeship Program​

  • Mentorship: Apprentices receive guidance from seasoned journeypersons, allowing them to learn from the best in the industry.
  • Hands-on Experience: Practical training ensures apprentices are prepared to handle real-world scenarios confidently.
  • Certifications: Successful completion of the apprenticeship will lead to a journeyperson certification and may also lead to other industry-recognized certifications, enhancing career prospects.

NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul

Nurturing Talent

At NCSG Crane and Heavy Haul, we are committed to nurturing talent and fostering a culture of excellence. Our apprenticeship program aims to create skilled professionals who are ready to make a significant impact in the crane and heavy equipment industry.

Join us and embark on a rewarding journey toward a successful career as a crane operator or heavy equipment technician! Contact us to learn more about our apprenticeship opportunities and how to apply.