- The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission offers apprenticeships in crane operation that are delivered in Saskatoon. Prospective crane operators with no previous experience can participate in a private training program at Parkland College in Yorkton. Refreshment training for professional crane operators is offered from various providers; some are online.
- The beginner's course at Parkland College takes 11 weeks. Apprenticeship training courses last for 40 days but require further work experience from within the construction trade. Refreshment courses can last from a few hours online to 2 days with a professional training provider.
- Training courses include lift planning, regulations and standards, safety checks for crane and lifting equipment, on-site communications procedures, hazard assessment, load-force distribution, lifting operations at location, emergency measures and shutdown procedures.