Date:  Oct 1, 2021

Toronto, ON, CA Gloucester, ON, CA Breslau, ON, CA Stouffville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Utilities

Position Title:  Aecon Women in Trades (AWIT) - *NEW* Heavy Equipment Operators

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.



Program Overview 
Faster.Smarter.Safer. This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects.  Aecon Utilities is ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider and we are proud to offer women career-building opportunities in the trades through hands-on training, mentorship, and field experience in our Utilities sector. We are now accepting applications for enrolment for the *NEW* Apprenticeship program, starting in January 2022.  Successful candidates will be provided with all requisite training and an apprenticeship opportunity in heavy equipment operating. Construction experience is required. 


Application deadline for this cohort is November 5, 2021. Applications received after this date will be considered for a future cohort. 


AWIT Program Includes:

Hands on Training and Orientation 

  • An introduction to Aecon, our industry, and Utilities work
  • All requisite health and safety training
  • Valuable job-specific skills training
  • Preparing for work on site and job readiness training 
  • Job placement as a Heavy Equipment Operator, Apprentice 


The opportunity to:

  • Gain hands-on skills and industry experience 
  • Connect and network with other women in the AWIT program and across Aecon
  • Participate in debrief and evaluation sessions 
  • Contribute to our best-in-class Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Practices


Required Knowledge and Experience 

  • Minimum 1 year of construction experience is required 
  • A safety-conscious attitude 
  • Team player
  • Physical strength and stamina
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to use stairs, ladders, and climb over rough terrain
  • Ability to use heavy equipment
  • Ability to work long hours per day sometimes in rough weather conditions
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license (G Class) 
  • Must possess High School diploma, GED or equivalent 
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada 


To learn more about AWIT, please contact AWIT@aecon.com


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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