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Haul Truck Operator

Haul Truck operators are in demand in mines across Canada as well as the Alberta oil sands. Our 4-week program offers an introduction to safe and efficient operation of a haul truck in a surface mining or oil sands site. Haul Truck operator is the common entry-level job in a mine site. Utilizing state-of-the-art motion-based simulators, classroom-led and online modules include safety and operating procedures, warning systems and protocols, assessing and reacting to alarms, emergency scenarios, walk-around inspections and cab controls, start-up, shutdown, braking, steering, tire care, dumping and loading procedures. Our program uses simulators for both Komatsu and Caterpillar haul trucks, which are most commonly used in large surface pit operations in Canada.

Our 4-week program is offered at our Cranbrook and Fernie campuses with monthly start dates throughout the year.

You will receive:

  • 1-on-1 training by instructors with over 30 years of experience working in the mining industry
  • Over 25+ hours of driving experience with the most realistic Haul Truck simulator available on the market
  • Resume writing and interview skills training to boost your chances of landing a job with a mining company
  • Four health and safety certifications often required on mining work sites


Program Highlights:

 Location: Cranbrook & Fernie Campuses
 Cost: $7500.00
 Length: 4 weeks / full-time
 Program Start dates: Every 4 weeks (see schedule)
 View: Admission Requirements

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Wages & Career Outlook:

As a Haul Truck operator in BC, your annual salary can range from $75,000 to $100,000 + per year. It is predicted that the job market for truck drivers in the mining industry will see a jump of over 100% by 2021:

Region 2013 2016 2021
British Columbia 225 335 590
Prairies (AB, SK, MB) 1,150 1,990 3,305

Note: This occupation report from Mining Industry Human Resources Council includes all truck drivers in the mining industry, and is not specific to haul truck drivers.