Crane operators with certified credentials from other Canadian provinces, the United States, Ireland, and the United Kingdom can work in British Columbia based on recognition of their home jurisdiction credential by British Columbia.


Register with BC Crane Safety

All crane operators working in British Columbia must be registered with BC Crane Safety. If you haven’t already done so, please register now.

Review BC Standards

Crane operators from other jurisdictions are required by WorkSafeBC to review all Occupational Health & Safety Regulation (OHSR) policies, guidelines and standards that apply to BC crane operators. Click here for a list of the relevant materials.

Apply for Credential Recognition

Submit an application form along with a copy of your existing credential and all other required documentation. Click here to learn more and for the application form.

Application Review

BC Crane Safety will review your application and verify your credential with the issuing authority. Once approved, you will receive a BC Crane Operator designation for a specific crane classification that recognizes your original credential from your home jurisdiction.