O'Brien Training, a heavy equipment operator training school operating since 2005, has long foreseen the need for certified and experienced operators and is now offering advanced Training and Recruitment services in various industries! See how we can help fast track your career today! 

Located in Prince George, BC, O'Brien Training is one of Canada's most versatile training facilities. Our 500 acre Construction and Forestry Training site offers trainees a program that mirrors "real" working/production environments.

We are committed to delivering courses that will meet or exceed all provincial and industry specific requirements. We enforce on-site safety and ensure that all students are aware of, and comply with, the safety requirements of today's industry. 

We are excited to announce O'Brien Tranining now offers full Recruitment Services through it's acquisition of local Recruiting Agency Core Recruitment. More Info 

O'Brien Training produces qualified equipment operators that are safety conscious and mechanically competent.

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Our Company

One of Western Canada's most versatile training facilities!

O'Brien has over 40 years of training experience in the forestry, mining, transportation and construction industry providing industry specific and customized programs.

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Our Courses

On-the-Ground TRAINING & Real World Experience Fast Track your Career with Heavy Duty Equipment Operator and Safety Training from O'Brien Training.

Did you know WorkSafe requires employees to be certified? O'Brien offers a variety certification courses:

- Chainsaw Certification (6 hrs)
- Skid Steer Training (8 hrs)
- Forklift Certification (8 hrs)
- Telehandler Certification  (8 hrs)
- Aerial Platform Certification (8 hrs)  
- Counterbalanced Forklift ( 8 hrs) 
- Canada Safety Council ATV (7 hrs)

Enjoy the benefits of experiential learning on a production oriented project site.

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Our Equipment

Our list of heavy duty construction and logging equipment is constantly changing and includes the following:

  • Various sizes of Excavators
  • Champion Graders
  • Terex and Cat Rock trucks
  • Cat Dozers
  • Hyundai Wheel Loader
  • Grapple Skidders
  • Feller Bunchers
  • Processors
  • Log Loader
  • Forwarder 
  • Packer
  • Back Hoe
  • Side Boom and more 

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What's New

  • Registration for SPRING Construction and Forestry courses on NOW!

Tentative FORESTRY PROGRAMS starting May 16, 2016.

  • New to O'Brien Training - Loan program with Integris Credit Union. https://www.integriscu.ca/obrientaylor/
  • CORE RECRUITMENT - Helping bridge the employment gap in BC. https://www.recruitbc.com/ 
  • APRIL CHAINSAW DATES: 5, 10, 14, 18, 19, 24, 27, 28.

Book early, classes are filling up quickly.


O'Brien Training Pipeline Construction Program.

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Compliance course training

  • First Aid (Level 1)
  • T.D.G
  • H2S Alive
  • S-100 Fire Suppression or Ground Disturbance