Heavy Equipment
Operator SCHOOL

Winfield, BC   |   Innisfail, AB   |   Edmonton, AB

Student Funding

We recognize that it is harder than ever today to qualify for loans. We’ve done our best to ensure bank lender specialists are aware of IHE’s consistent job placement and success rates of our graduates.


PayBright is a Canadian consumer lender for both e-commerce and in-store transactions, offering instant loan approvals up to $25,000 through an easy online application process. Your loan can be used for tuition, housing, food, and transportation. Note that the loan holder does NOT have to be the same person taking training. A family member or friend can apply for the loan on your behalf!

Other Payment Options

Other Sources of Funding Available

Work BC

There are several options for funding programs. New funding programs also become available throughout the year.

For further details and to check your eligibility, contact the office nearest you.

BC residents   |   AB residents

Government of Canada

Canada Federal Job Grant Funding

Download an application form for this funding through the provincial Government website or give us a call at 1-866-399-3853.

For residents outside of BC or AB speak with one of our student advisors to see if you are eligible!

BC residents   |   AB residents

Indigenous Service Delivery Organizations

Indigenous service delivery organizations offer a variety of employment services based on the needs and priorities of First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban/non-affiliated Indigenous people. Organizations will link your training needs to the job market by providing you with the skills and training you need to help find a job.

Check your eligibility.


Advancing Futures Bursary

Funding and supports are available for youth who have been in care, as they pursue post-secondary studies and prepare for adulthood.

Check your eligibility.

Work BC

Women in Trades

A variety of programs and resources provide help for women who are looking for employment, ranging from mentoring in business development to training in the trades.

Check your eligibility.

Veterans Affairs Canada

Veteran Affairs Canada

Support for education, training and their related financial costs.

Work Safe BC

Injured Workers

You may qualify for assistance through WCB Alberta or WorkSafe BC.

Windmill Microlending

Are you a new Immigrant?

Windmill supports immigrants and refugees who come to Canada with education, skills and experience but struggle to resume their careers here.

Metis nation British Columbia

Are you Métis?

First Nations, Inuit, and Métis – Speak to your employment or career counselor for assistance. Courses may be eligible for funding from your local office or representative.

BC residents   |   AB residents

Alberta residents, find out which Rupertsland Institute Métis Training to Employment Services Office is located closest to you by clicking on the button above. Or call them Toll-Free right now at 1-888-48-METIS.

Student AidBC

BC Student Aid

As we are PTIB accredited at our BC Sites, our Earthmover course qualifies for BC Student Aid funding. You may be eligible for a loan of $4000 to $6,600 approximately, whether you have any dependants or not.

Call us at 1-866-399-3853 for details on the course schedule.

Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)

Did you know you can use your RRSP’s for training?

SISIP Financial


You may be eligible for funds for training! Contact your councillor at SISIP for more information.

Brenda Cortez

Start your heavy equipment training today!

Call our expert student advisors to learn more about available funding options