Job requirements Material Handler in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a material handler in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Material handlers (NOC 7452).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Some secondary school education may be required.
  • Physical strength is required for manual material handlers who work with heavy materials.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
British Columbia Forklift Operators Regulated Worksafe BC
Québec Operator Of A Fork Lift Truck Regulated Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
Aerial Basket Operator Regulated Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
Yukon Industrial Warehouse Worker Regulated Environment Yukon, Government of Yukon

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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