​ A backhoe, also known as a backhoe, is a versatile piece of heavy machinery used primarily for digging trenches and ditches on construction sites. A typical backhoe consists of a diesel-powered tractor, a front loader attachment and a scooper bucket controlled by hydraulics. The backhoe gets its name from the placement of the scooper bucket assembly on the back of the tractor.

This course provides the fundamentals of safety, maintenance, operation and machine control that apply to the Backhoe-loader. Each operator will receive a combination of classroom/theory and practical/hands-on training.

Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or Be 18 years of age and have a grade 10 education. Education equivalence testing is available to be done at our office if you do not meet the education requirements or do not have proof of required level of education. This must be done prior to registration. Complete a medical examination with your family physician. Please ensure you have a hard hat, safety boots, safety vest and safety glasses. We do not carry any of these such items.


There will always be a requirement for qualified Backhoe-loader operators; it is not just today that there is a shortage. It is a skill in which many sectors have a demand. Construction, road building, forestry, mining, and general development programs require a large number of people to operate heavy machinery.

Backhoe operators have excellent job mobility, and experienced operators are very welcome in any construction project. Specialist operators are usually employed in specific industries, where their expertise adds a lot to productivity and site work efficiency. The career field isn’t limited to being an employee. Some experienced operators move into business for themselves as excavation subcontractors. That can be a particularly lucrative business, serving the construction industry and local authorities with high value contracts. This career option also requires business training, and extensive industry experience.


Equipment:      Backhoe

Length:      3 weeks

Total No. of Hours      90

Fee      $5,297.00

City Truck & Forklift Driving School

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City Truck & Forklift Driving school services the Greater Toronto Area and is easily accessible from all major corridors.

Our benefits

Experience the City experience, these are just a couple of reasons why our students keep referring us all their friends and family!

  • Providing a progressive learning atmosphere for all students
  • Investing in our facility, latest equipment and technology
  • Providing our students with individual attention and care
  • Safety as top priority is instilled in all that walk through our doors
  • Investing in our students to ensure their longevity in their careers
  • Learning everyday and genuinely listening to our students and community members

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    18 years of age +

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    Valid G License

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    MTO Medical Forms