In a bid to make Ontario roads safer, the Province is introducing mandatory entry-level training for new commercial Class A truck drivers.
Individuals seeking a Class A licence in Ontario on or after July 1, 2017 will need to successfully complete mandatory entry-level training before attempting the Class A road test. Individuals who already have a Class A licence before this date will not be required to take training.
The mandatory entry-level course will take approximately four to six weeks to complete and course fees will be set by individual training providers.
Schools approved by the province have a year to develop a curriculum using a consistent provincial training standard. The new Commercial Truck Driver Training Standard (Class A) will be available early July, 2016.
Investing in mandatory entry-level training is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on promises to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education.