Driver Training in Atlantic Canada

Canada moves by truck and your career can too!  Enjoy the freedom of the open road with the security of a successful, growing multi-billion dollar industry.  Join the more than half a million Canadians employed by the Trucking Industry!
The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association members, in partnership with the Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic, endorse the industry developed truck driver training standard.  This is a 12 week training program offered at various schools in Atlantic Canada.  This program combines a minimum 8 weeks at a professional training institution and 4 weeks internship with a host fleet /coach.
Upon successful completion of the 12 week program graduates receive a certificate recognizing their success from the trucking industry of Atlantic Canada.
For more information on the industry recognized 12 week training program,
please contact the APTA 1-506-855-2782 or email  
Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic
1.877.858.1908 or email

Driver Training Schools currently offering a 12 week industry recognized program 
NOTE: Training providers offer various programs — be sure the one you’re taking is the right one!


Commercial Safety College
Masstown, Nova Scotia
902-662-2190 or 1-800-667-5455
Established in 1959, Commercial Safety College is a locally owned and operated private career college dedicated to provide the highest quality training in truck driving, bus driving and heavy equipment operation.
Each of our programs were designed with industry in mind, ensuring students that they have the training needed to enter the workforce. In addition, each of our programs have met the approval of industry standard bearers and the Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Departments of Education.

Collège Trans-Canada College 
School Address:
47 Brenan Avenue
Scoudouc, NB 
Main Office Address:
720 Coverdale Road
Riverview, NB
506-533-9535 or 1-800-363-1194

Collège Trans-Canada College has offered commercial truck driver training for over 25 years. We offer a variety of customized training options, spanning from one day refresher course to a 12 week internship program.  In addition, evaluations and upgrading programs are available for trucking companies and drivers. 
Some of their programs:
- 12 week Tractor Trailer Internship Program (APTA and the Trucking Industry endorses the 12 week program only!)
- Defence Driving (Commercial Vehicles)
- Driver assessments and evaluations.

Brochure & Cours Information

The Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) has been providing high quality educational services and training for over 50 years in the province. We have recently added a new component to our program list in continuous learning. The CCNB Mobile Trucking Training Center is the only school in Atlantic Canada to offer truck driver training in French and the only one who offers training using a simulator in New Brunswick.

The 12 week full time Tractor Trailer program leads to a class 1 driver’s license. It combines in class delivery, workshops, driving on simulators, in trucks and a two week internship in industry.

Other training also available: class 3 to class 1, class 3, Professional Driver Improvement and Ecoefficient Driving. 

Potential students and businesses are welcome to call for more information:

CCNB Edmundston Campus
Grand Falls Training Site
160 Reservoir Street
Grand Falls, NB  E3Y 3W3

Tel: 506 473-7764
Fax: 506 475-4030

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Transport Training Centres of Canada

Atlantic Transport Training Academy 
125 MacNaughton Avenue, 2nd floor
Moncton, NB  E1H 3N3

Foundataion Career College
9 Petitpas Drive, Unit 1 
Dartmouth, NS  B3B 1K1 

TTCC is Canada's largest provider of Truck Driver and Heavy Equipment training.  As industry leaders, programs at TTCC are designed with your new career in mind.  We work hand in hand with employers to ensure our graduates meet and exceed employer expectations.  Combine that with unlimited use of our state-of-the-art driving simulators and you get the best training centre in the entire country.  Call today for more information! 



 JVI Provincial Transportation and Safety Academy

P.O. Box 92
Slemon Park, PE  C0B 2A0
902-436-8774 or 1-800-383-5957


McKenzie College


Sydney Campus
74 Townsend Street
Sydney, NS  B1P 5C8 
T: 902-562-8549 
F: 902-567-2003

Bridgewater Campus
320 Logan Road
Bridgewater, NS  B4V 3J8
T: 902-530-3606
F: 902-530-3607

McKenzie College has been a leader in career education and training in Sydney, NS, since 1988.  Their programs are developed with the workplace in mind, and the pride in offering training programs that are relevant and in demand in the modern workplace.  New programs begin monthly, call for scheduling and details. 

Class 1 - Tractor Trailer
McKenzie College is delivering the Earning Your Wheels Program, which includes a minimum of 120 hours in classroom and 70 hours behind the wheel.  This is following by a minimum of 100 hours behind the wheel during four weeks of supervised workplace experience with a partnering carrier.  Students will lear to operate a commercial vehicle and be trained to safely and efficiently transer and deliver loads of materials.