Elevating Devices Mechanic - 636E

Mohawk College Certificate
This apprenticeship program covers the required in-class training for the Elevating Devices Mechanic trade.

Program Highlights

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  • This program is accredited by the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA)
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • “Earn while you learn” training model, combining on-the-job and in-school training
  • In-school training lead by faculty and staff who are experienced, licensed journeypersons
  • You may qualify for income support while in school through Employment Insurance Canada benefits or training allowance

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

Program Structure

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Accessible description of the apprenticeship program format

Start: Find an employer or sponsor for your training. 

Register: Register with Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)

Level 1: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Level 2: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Level 3: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Completion: Become a Journeyperson by successfully completing the certificate of qualification (C of Q) Exam.

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Program delivery

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Offers of classroom training are issued by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to registered apprentices who are members in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).

Please contact your Employment and Training Consultant at the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to add Mohawk College as your school preference.

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Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

This apprenticeship program consists of 8,000 hours:

  • On-the-Job Training Duration: 7,280 hours with your employer
  • In-School Training Duration: 720 hours at Mohawk College
  • To view the training standard for this trade, visit: Ontario College of Trades

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes for apprenticeship programs, are defined within the Curriculum Training Standard for each trade, and set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

View the training standard for this trade

The Curriculum Standards are developed by the Ontario College of Trades in consultation with representatives from the trade and Training Delivery Agent instructors.

Career Opportunities


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 Apprenticeship
  • Technical Training Safety Authority (TSSA)

Opportunities for grads:

  • Certificate of Qualification (C of Q)

Program Coordinator


Apprenticeship Engagement Specialist

Louise Stallings

Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

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