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Ski Lift Mechanic
2 to 3 years
Red Seal

Ski lift mechanics make sure that all the mechanical equipment on the ski slopes is safe and efficient. They must be skilled at keeping equipment up to safety standards, inspecting machinery, repairing and replacing damaged parts, and reporting on their activities.

Certification Requirements
  • The Ski Lift Mechanic apprenticeship consists of 5,520 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete 480 hours of in-class technical training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are considered a journeyperson candidate. If you choose to challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam and pass, you become certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • As this is a Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) regulated trade, you must obtain and maintain any applicable certifications from TSSA.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.