IHE continues to research and develop programs to meet and exceed Industry requirements

Instructors offer 100+ years combined industry experience




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Interior Heavy Equipment Operator College (IHE School) offers hands-on equipment training for excavation and construction equipment operators looking to get employed in the forestry, mining, civil, road building, and oil and gas sectors. We know this business. We have proudly been training safe and skilled operators in Western Canada, on industry grade equipment, not simulators, since 2005.

Operate your own machine your very first day…
Whether you’re an experienced operator looking to refine or expand your skills, or if you’re brand new to the field, you have come to the right place. Heavy equipment operators are always IN DEMAND. Get trained, get hired and get working! We average a 70% job success rate among our students! In fact, our open door policy encourages IHE Grads to return to share good news, leads, and tips with our current students-in-training.

Pick a course. Choose a campus. Change your future.
Choose from one of these exciting individual courses, or course combinations: Rubbertire Backhoe, Grader, Loader, Dozer, Articulated Rock Truck, Excavator, Combination, Full, HEO, or Earth Mover.


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Interior Heavy Equipment School

Courses start every Monday. Year round!
Monday to Friday students enjoy daily five hours machine time (includes pre start-up and post operating shut-down procedures plus greasing), and two hours theory. Start simple and work up.

Training tasks include: utility trenching, basement excavations, loading trucks, rock wall building, trimming slopes, reading grades, clean-up, fine grading, pipe and laser level functions, and road building techniques.


  • IHE training sites are spread over 56 acres. More than 50 machines available to use. Students never share equipment.
  • Safe & efficient operating methods are practised daily, including Instructor analysis and monitoring of task progression
  • Basic preventative machine maintenance is covered
  • Oil analysis, site preparation, grade checking and volume calculations are taught

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At IHE, we believe you learn best by doing the theory and not just learning it in a classroom! We proudly operate some of the largest training sites in Canada. Get the real world machine training you need to be ready to work confidently in an exciting career as an entry level Heavy Equipment Operator!

Questions? Call us toll free. Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST at 1-866-399-3853. Our trained Student Advisors are here to assist you!

We acknowledge that our corporate office as well as our Winfield, BC training site is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Sylix Okanagan people.