About

Our many clients and partners in training.

• A&B Rail 
• Bandstra Transport
• BC Hydro
• Big Steel Box 
• Burns Lake Native Band 
• Canadian Vocational Training     Centre 
• Canfor
• Carrier Sekani 
• Chemtrade Chemicals 
• Cheslatta Carrier Nation 
• City of Prince George 
• CN Rail 
• ConTEC 
• Day and Ross 
• Diversified
• FMC of Canada 
• Focus Corporation
• Fort George Railway Museum 
• Fortis BC 
• GeoTech 
• Golder Associates 
• IWA Rehabilitation Services 
• Kodiak Chrome 
• Lheidli T'enneh 
• Metis Nation BC 
• Newalta 
• Northern Gateway Pipelines
• Northern Scale 
• Northwest Tanker Lines 
• NST - Northern Spirit Transportation 
• PG Native Friendship Centre
• PG Parole 
• PGNAETA 
• Pioneer Parts 
• PTP ASEP
• PW Transit 
• Quesnel Employment Services
• Regional District of Prince     George 
• SBS Forestry 
• STEP 
• Trican Well Service 
• TriCorp 
• Uniwide Drilling 
• Wajax
• Waste Management 
• Work BC Prince George
• WorkSafe BC 
• YMCA

Our History

O'Brien Training is located in Prince George, BC. and since it's inception in 2005, has become one of Western Canada's most versatile Training Facilities. Our 500 acre Forestry and Construction sites offer training programs that mirror a "real" working/production environment. Students run machines on their first day of training! 

Our personnel boasts over 60 years of combined training experience within the Forestry, Construction, Transportation, Industrial Production, Safety Awareness, Labor Relations, HUman Resources and Corporate Risk Assessment industries.

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


Our Future

New for 2015/2016:

O'Brien Training is excited to announce the acquisition of Core Recruitment Ltd.

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Based in Prince George and servicing Northern British Columbia, Core Recruitment specializes in the recruitment and talent management of workers the Construction, Forestry, Oil and Gas and Transportation Industries.

All students of O'Brien Training will be offered Career development consulting from our team of qualified Recruitment professionals. Along with helping students to find potential job opportunities, our Recruiters will help to ensure your future success by assisting with the following: 

  • A review of your qualifications
  • Certification and skills tracking
  • Resume writing
  • Interview coaching
  • Suggestions for upgrading that will increase your success
  • Increased access to employment opportunities
  • Job matching, interview scheduling, and facilitation
 If you don’t know what you are looking for or how to go about getting your dream job let us help you grow and find your next career move.

Women in Trades

Are you a woman interested in changing careers?
The demand for female equipment operators is quickly increasing with the lack of  qualified workers in the industries. 


Market research shows that half of f the working age population is female, but women only represent a small percentage of industrial workers in the Forestry, Transportation and Construction sectors.  O’Brien group of companies is an equal opportunity employer looking to increase the representation of women in trades. If you are looking for an exciting, well-paying opportunity, let us help you fast track your career in equipment operating/professional driving. 

You can also check out the ITA website for more information on opportunities for women.


Our Equipment Training Facilities

O'Brien Training's has a brand new location at 1320 2nd Avenue in Prince George BC. Our 180 acre Forestry and 500 acre Construction Training Sites offer our trainees a training program that mirrors a “real” working/production environment.

Our versatile mobile training approach means our Instructors can deliver your tailored training program on OUR site or YOUR site.


Our Training Programs

There are few prerequisites for our programs. The only entry requirements necessary are related to safety regulations for our Mechanized Equipment Operator Courses. Our students must be wearing the appropriate personal protection equipment for their choice of training.

Students will be responsible for transportation to and from our office. The trainer will provide transportation for the student to the training site.

View our Construction and Forestry Equipment Operator Training Videos demonstrating our training techniques and listen to some testimonials from graduates of our equipment operator programs.