Program Objectives

Elevator mechanics install, rebuild, modify, repair and maintain mechanized conveyor systems. These systems are made up of devices and accessories such as passenger and freight elevators, escalators, moving sidewalks, suspended scaffolding, dumbwaiters, moving stage sets, ski lifts and other similar devices generally used to transport people, objects or equipment. Installing a mechanized conveyor system involves connecting the electrical wiring. Elevator mechanics work in the four sectors of the construction industry (residential, institutional, commercial and industrial), as well as in civil engineering and roadworks. They also work outside the construction sector.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
754-991 Become familiar with the organizations involved in the construction industry 15 1
754-992 To protect health, safety and physical integrity on construction sites 30 2
867-101 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
867-115 Interpret diagrams, drawings and specifications 75 5
867-127 Do shop work 105 7
867-133 Handle, rig and anchor mechanized conveyor systems 45 3
867-144 Align mechanized conveyor system components 60 4
867-153 Install electrical cables and conduits 45 3
867-268 Ensure proper operation of electrical circuits 120 8
867-276 Ensure proper operation of logic circuits 90 6
867-285 Connect motors and control devices 75 5
867-297 Ensure proper operation of electronic circuits in mechanized conveyor systems 105 7
867-302 Install a control unit 30 2
867-315 Ensure proper operation of hydraulic components in mechanized conveyor systems 75 5
867-328 Install elevator infrastructures and equipment 120 8
867-336 Install and start up an elevator platform 90 6
867-346 Install hoistway doors and shaft accessories 90 6
867-357 Assemble an elevator cab 105 7
867-366 Make the final connections and test the elevator 90 6
867-378 Maintain and repair mechanized conveyor systems 120 8
867-386 Install an escalator 90 6
867-397 Install different types of mechanized conveyor systems 105 7
867-406 Disassemble mechanized conveyor systems 90 6
867-411 Prepare to enter the work force 15 1
1800 120

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)----

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Elevator Mechanic

Elevator mechanics install mechanical conveyor systems (elevators, escalators, hoists, rolling sidewalks, etc.). They maintain and repair systems (mechanical and electrical components) and provide assistance in emergencies. This is a specialized trade for those who enjoy working at heights and solving problems. Elevator mechanics must be in good physical condition. It is suitable for people who are independent, meticulous and responsible.

Related Training(s)

Automated Systems Electromechanics

Average Salary

Elevator Mechanic — $39.55

Job Titles

Elevator constructor
Elevator mechanic

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