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forklift operators in calgary

Last year, there were around 7,700 forklift operator jobs in Calgary, down 1.4% from the previous year. This is to be expected, as Calgary has been experiencing a slight economic decline recently, although a demand for skilled forklift operators is still present.

forklift operator wages in calgary

Forklift operators in Calgary are paid noticeably more than their equivalents in other major Canadian cities. Even low-end starting wages are comparable to the highest starting salaries in cities like Montreal.

Entry level wages (hourly): $15.5 to $17.9
Intermediate wages (hourly): $16.5 to $19.3
Senior wages (hourly): $17.4 to $20.4

top industries for forklift operators in calgary

In Calgary, the top industries that require forklift operators are:

  1. warehousing
  2. employment services
  3. food wholesalers
  4. lumber & millwork
  5. specialized trucking

in demand skills in calgary

Companies in Calgary that hire forklift operators prioritize the following skills:

  • forklift skills
  • lift truck skills
  • heavy truck skills
  • health, safety & environmental (HSE) certifications
  • preventative maintenance

next steps for forklift operators

As a forklift operator, you can opt to continue using a forklift and similar equipment and become more proficient, or seek out further training in different industry areas to further expand your skills.

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