Government of New Brunswick


Apprenticeship training is not available for this occupation.



An individual desiring certification as a journeyperson in New Brunswick in the Heavy Equipment Operator (Loader) occupation is required to meet one of the criteria as stipulated in Board Order GC002 "Requirements to Obtain a Certificate of Qualification Without Written Exam".

A person who has gained the equivalent of 1800 hours of practical experience in the Heavy Equipment Operator (Loader) occupation may apply for Certification. Successful candidates will receive a New Brunswick Certificate of Qualification.

For more information, please see the corresponding Board Order for this occupation, under "Tasks, Activities, and Functions of a Designated Occupation."


Those working in the Heavy Equipment Operator (Loader) occupation operate the specified piece of earth moving equipment to stockpile, load, shape, grade, and prepare equipment for transport.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
  Certificate of Qualification Examination250.002017-05-24
  Certificate of Qualification based on "out-of-province journeyperson status"150.002017-05-24
  Certificate of Qualification Challenger Assessment Fee100.002017-05-24
  Replacement of Certification Documents20.002017-05-24
  Replacement of Photo Identification Card20.002017-05-24