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Crane operator apprentice competency certificate

For apprentices who began their crane operator apprenticeship before July 18, 2013, various transitional measures are set out in the regulatory changes.

2,000 and more apprenticeship hours

Apprentices who have completed their apprenticeship before July 18, 2013, must register for the provincial qualification examination for the trade of crane operator within 30 days following the end of the apprenticeship period. Once they have passed the exam, they will receive a crane operator journeyman competency certificate (JCC).

Apprentices may also take the provincial qualification examination for operator of concrete pumps with distribution mast if they have accumulated 2,000 hours or more of apprenticeship in this specialty. Once they have passed the exam, they will obtain an operator of concrete pumps with distribution mast JCC.

Fewer than 2,000 apprenticeship hours

Apprentices may register for the provincial qualification examination for the trade of crane operator if they have completed their 2,000-hour apprenticeship period within 24 months of when the regulation came into effect, on July 18, 2013. Once they have passed the exam, they will obtain a crane operator JCC.

If they have not completed their apprenticeship period within 24 months after the regulation came into effect, they will have to complete two apprenticeship periods of 2,000 hours each (4,000 hours) before being eligible to take the provincial qualification examination. When they pass the exam, they will obtain a crane operator JCC.

They may also register for the provincial qualification examination for operator of concrete pumps with distribution mast when they have accumulated 2,000 hours of apprenticeship in this specialty. Once they have passed the exam, they will obtain the operator of concrete pumps with distribution mast JCC.

Will wages change?

No. Everyone who holds a crane operator apprentice competency certificate (ACC) at the time the regulation came into effect, July 18, 2013, will continue to earn their current salary for the first or second year of apprenticeship.