Elevating Devices Mechanic - 636E

Mohawk College Certificate
Learn to construct, install, service and maintain elevating devices including elevators, lifts and escalators.

Program Highlights

  • In-school training utilizing state of the art facilities
  • Combination of on-the-job and in-school training
  • Partnering with industry to ensure our apprentices are future ready

What you'll learn

  • How to install, maintain and service elevating devices in accordance with government regulations and safe industry best practices
  • Explore electrical, mechanical and hydraulics systems as applied to elevating devices
  • Acquire skills in the installation, maintenance and trouble shooting of the above 3 systems use in elevating devices
  • Explore the history and regulations surrounding elevating devices
  • Build a gratifying career as a qualified journeyperson in the skilled trade of Elevating Devices Mechanic

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Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), and must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship training is an agreement between a person wishing to learn a skill and an employer who can provide the environment for skills training. It is administered in Ontario by the Apprenticeship Client Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities.

Learn more about Apprenticeships.

How to Become an Apprentice?

There are four ways of entering a skilled trade in Ontario.

  1. Find an employer who is willing to train you in your preferred trade
  2. Enter a Pre-Apprenticeship Training program
  3. Complete a college diploma that relates to your preferred trade
  4. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

Read more about how to become an apprentice.

Payment and Registration

Discover which method works best for you:

  1. Web Registration
  2. In-Person Payment “AND” Registration
  3. Employer Sponsorship

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Red Seal Trades

Upon successful completion of this program you are able to apply for a Red Seal endorsement.

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • In-school training lead by faculty and staff who are experienced licensed Journeypersons
  • Theory enhanced by practical lab exercises
  • On-the-job training (This is part of the apprenticeship)



Your future career options

  • Elevator Mechanic
  • Construction Hoist Mechanic
  • Elevator Cab Renovator
  • Consultant/Inspector
  • Sales

Where you could work includes: 

  • Elevator Contractor
  • Consulting Company
  • Authority Having Jurisdiction (TSSA)
  • Elevator Component Supplier
  • Major corporations like TTC and OPG


  • Certificate of Qualification (C of Q)
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship
  • Technical Training Safety Authority (TSSA)

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Apprenticeship Engagement Specialist

Louise Stallings

Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Canadian Domestic Students

Stoney Creek Campus for Skilled Trades (SC)
Multiple Intakes
Please contact your Employment Training Consultant at the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities for availability.