Heavy Equipment Operators

In these occupations, employees use heavy equipment to build and maintain public works and construction projects such as bridges, roads and pipelines. This occupational category includes heavy equipment operators and public works maintenance equipment operators.


  • High school diploma.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will continue to be impacted by natural resource development in the NWT. As a result there will be high employment levels during these projects. Most of these jobs will be medium-term, and fall slightly over the long term.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 3.4% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 18.9% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 20.8% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 60.3% live in other communities. About 29.8% are employed in the Public Administration industry and 20.4% in the Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction sector.