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NOC 7371 – Crane operators

NOC 7371 – Crane operators

December 25, 2019

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 7371 is for Crane operators

NOC skill type/level: Skill Level B

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a one- to three-year apprenticeship program or industry courses in crane operating are usually required.
  • Mobile crane operator trade certification, for specified types of cranes, is compulsory in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the Northwest Territories.
  • Tower crane operator trade certification is compulsory in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia and available, but voluntary, in Prince Edward Island.
  • Hoist operator trade certification, for specified types of cranes, is compulsory in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia and is available, but voluntary, in New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Mobile crane operators may require a provincial licence to drive mobile cranes on public roads.
  • Internal company certification as a crane operator may be required by some employers.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified mobile crane and tower crane operators upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

List of Job Titles for NOC 7371 – Crane operators

  • Apprentice mobile crane operator
  • Boat crane operator
  • Boom crane operator
  • Boom truck crane operator
  • Boom truck hoist operator
  • Bridge crane operator
  • Cantilever crane operator
  • Cinder crane operator
  • Climbing crane operator
  • Climbing tower crane operator
  • Construction crane operator
  • Crane and hoisting equipment operator
  • Crane hoist operator
  • Crane operator
  • Crane operator apprentice
  • Crawler crane operator
  • Demolition crane operator
  • Dragline crane operator
  • Dragline operator – crane
  • Drilling rig crane operator
  • Electric crane operator
  • Electric dragline operator
  • Electric gantry crane operator
  • Electric monorail crane operator
  • Electrical equipment operator – derrick
  • Floating crane operator
  • Gantry crane operator
  • Hoist operator – foundry
  • Hoist operator (except underground mining)
  • Hot metal crane operator
  • Jib crane operator
  • Ladle crane operator
  • Locomotive crane operator
  • Locomotive craneman/woman
  • Mechanical hoist operator
  • Mobile crane apprentice operator
  • Mobile crane operator
  • Monorail crane operator
  • Overhead crane operator
  • Pile driving crane operator
  • Power crane operator
  • Rail crane operator
  • Railway car puller – crane
  • Rigger (except shipbuilding and aircraft assembly)
  • Ship crane operator
  • Skip operator
  • Tower crane operator
  • Tractor crane operator
  • Truck crane operator
  • Walking bridge crane operator
  • Wrecking crane operator
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