Summary Crane Operator near Toronto (ON)
Find key facts and figures about working as a crane operator. The following information is applicable to all Crane operators (NOC 72500).
Note: Some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Crane operators operate cranes or draglines to lift, move, position or place machinery, equipment and other large objects at construction or industrial sites, ports, railway yards, surface mines and other similar locations. They are employed by construction, industrial, mining, cargo handling and railway companies. Apprentices are also included in this unit group.
College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
Median wage in the Toronto Region
advertised near Toronto (ON)
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