Heavy Equipment Training

Trained heavy equipment operators are in high demand in Northern Ontario and across Canada. With our modern fleet of training equipment, expert instructors, and experienced staff, we can help you get the skills and certifications you need to start the well-paying job you deserve.

Taranis Training Ltd. offers a comprehensive course that combines classroom learning with practical, hands-on experience. Training begins in the classroom, where safety, maintenance, and operating techniques are taught. Courses are completed outside of the classroom, where the trainee will be instructed and assessed using the equipment.

Admission Requirements

  • Mature Student (C.A.S.T. Test)
  • Secondary School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Industry Standard

All of our training courses meet industry standards in Heavy Equipment Operation. Students gain the knowledge and skills required to use heavy equipment for land clearing, installing culverts, excavating ditches, as well as pipe laying and road building. Upon successful completion, all graduates receive an official Heavy Equipment Operators certificate.

Training Equipment

  • Rubber Tire Backhoe Loader
  • Bulldozer
  • Excavator

Optional Additional Equipment:

  • Rock Truck
  • Skid Steer
  • Grader

Other Certificates Available:

  • Surface Miner Common Core
  • WHMIS Certificate
  • Certificate for each piece of equipment


Training consists of 80 hours of classroom work and 120 hours of in-field training. It is designed to take our students from the ground up, and will teach students to operate safely, professionally, and get hands-on experience doing the same things they will be doing in the workforce.

Our brand new facility is equipped with theoretical and practical resources, as well as seasoned instructors to produce qualified operators.

The ongoing success of Taranis Contracting Group is a tribute to the individual and collective excellence of our people. Taranis Training Ltd. ensures that our people remain our greatest resource.