5th Class Power EngineeringBuilding Operator



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The CCIS 5th Class Power Engineering “Building Operator” program prepares students to take the Provincial 5th Class Power Engineering exam or the equivalent low-pressure heating plant certificate exam.

The Building Operator – 5th Class Power Engineering Training Program is open to immigrants and new Canadians with aptitude in:

Math, Physics, Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Mechanics

and/or have technical and mechanical experience and wish to build a career as a Building Operator.

Application open date on going
Program start date
End-March 2020

Program length: 18 Weeks Full-Time training


 Funded by:

Funded by Canada and Alberta


Program Components

This course covers the following:

Technical Training:

  • Boiler Details
  • Boiler Fittings & Controls
  • Boiler Operation & Maintenance
  • Fuels & Combustion
  • Piping & Valves
  • Thermoil Systems
  • Heating Systems & Human Comfort
  • Plumbing & Auxiliaries
  • Lighting Refrigeration
  • Refrigeration & AC System Controls
  • Pumps & Air Compressors
  • Provincial Acts, Regulations & Adopted Codes
  • Basic Math
  • Applied Science
  • Safety
  • Electricity
  • Welding Water Treatment

Safety Training:

  • Demonstrate awareness of occupational safety
  • Safety Training certification

Employment Preparation:

  • Communication, workplace integration and employment preparation
  • Occupational English & communication
  • Life & work management skills
  • Occupational health & safety
  • General employment preparation

Eligibility for Training

  • Unable to find employment or marginally employed due to limited occupational language skills, lack of knowledge of Canadian employment practices and lack of Canadian experience
  • Minimum: Grade 12 equivalent or High School Diploma
  • Able to pass competency exam in math, physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, and mechanics
  • Eligible for Employment Insurance (EI), Income Support, unemployed Albertan and/or as assessed by Alberta Human Services (AHS)
  • Be able to pass Minimum Canadian English language benchmark of 7
  • Be physically fit and capable of working in the industry
  • Mechanically/ technically inclined
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Good communication and relationship skills
  • Ready, willing and able to complete the training program
  • Class 5-Full driver’s license
  • Be willing to relocate and/or work shifts


Career Path

Fifth class power engineers commonly work as operators in:

  • Small commercial plants
  • Malls
  • Large buildings
  • Residential managers
  • Custodians of smaller schools
  • Offices and apartment buildings


How to apply


We accept applications in person only. Please use our map to locate our office.

Our Location:

5th Floor, 1111 - 11 Ave SW. Calgary, Alberta

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Online Registration

5th Class Power Engineering/ Building Operator

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Learn About 5th Class Power Engineering Building Operator

Begin your future career in
the CCIS 5th Class Power Engineering
"Building Operator" program
Starting Wage - $50,000/year