Looking to Become a Long Haul Driver in Manitoba?
Trust us to get you trained and ready to hit the road.
Ben’s International Driving School in Winnipeg provide Class 1 & 3 driver training courses for aspiring long haul drivers. As well, we conduct Professional / New Hired Driver Performance Evaluations for Manitoba companies.
For more than 12 years, we have helped international students reach their career goals in Canada’s transportation industry. We know exactly what skills you need to succeed, and are proudly accredited by Better Business Bureau as a business committed to honesty and integrity.
As a member of the Manitoba Trucking Association, we have strong connections with the for-hire trucking companies in Manitoba. 100% of our graduates are successfully hired right after their licensing. Manitoba employers rely on our Class 1 Driver Training graduates when recruiting drivers to fill their teams.
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We are one of only a few schools that offer part-time training. We offer flexible training schedule for the MELT and Class 3 programs. This provides you the benefit of enrolling in our driver training courses without interfering with your current lifestyle.
We don’t just train new drivers, we help companies evaluate their company drivers as well. Drivers gain experience from the millage, they also create bad habits and become more careless when driving. We assess their performance in line with the company regulations as the alert and refresh their mind for safety purpose.
We are proud of our contribution to educating the next generation of qualified Class 1 & Class 3 drivers in Manitoba. Call us today to get started on an exciting new career!
Ben’s International Driving School provides commercial driver training courses in the following areas:
We offer both MELT (121.5 hours) and 244 hours courses in small group, so that personal attention is provided.
MELT can be full-time from 8:30-5:00 Monday to Friday. One week classroom, one week yard practice, and one week driving.
Part-time MELT is also available. Scheduling is made upon personal requirements.
Class 3 Training
The training contains vehicle inspection, airbrake inspection and driving. It is based on personal scheduling. Each class is 2-3 hours hands-on practice.
We help people to build their fundamental skills with a thorough understanding of road regulations, which is very important for students intending to upgrade their driver’s license to Class 1 or Class 3.
Airbrake endorsement can be independent from the Class 3 course. It is provided on appointment basis.
For International Truck Drivers
If you are an international truck driver with more than 3 years experience with professional truck driving, come to us, we help you to become a truck driver in Canada.
- 3 years professional truck driving experience
- English language IELTS 5 for listening, speaking, reading and writing
- Willing to re-locate in any province in Canada
- A budget of $15000 to $20000 Canadian Dollars to complete the licensing
Immigrate to Canada as a Truck Driver
Canada is in growing need of truck drivers. With a small population spread over the second-largest country in the world, the country is looking towards immigrants to solve this employment issue. It has been announced that they hope to introduce over a million new workers into their economy within the next 3 years.
The average age of truck drivers in Canada is 48, meaning that an incoming younger population of potential residents have quite a long career-span ahead of them as the workforce continues to age. Qualified candidates will receive a temporary Canada work permit. After a period of transition, candidates can apply for Canadian permanent residence (Canada immigration) under provincial nomination programs (PNP).
Being a long-haul truck driver has plenty of perks including a salary of between $55, 000 and $70, 000 per year, as well as some bonus payments. The industry varies in terms of what you can do as a truck driver which also moves the pay scale up or down accordingly. For this reason, we recommend jobs that cover the longer routes cross-country which guarantee you a higher salary and more benefits. The schedule is fairly flexible with some trips taking place over several months or for just a week. You also have the opportunity to negotiate with your employer to determine how long you would like to work and how many days you will have off in a month. Being an owner operator is also a great consideration of making much higher earning, between $120,000 to $180,000 per year. Establish your own company is another option to extend your career further.
Driving can also be an interesting way of seeing the Canadian cityscapes and wilderness. Pass by wonders like the Rockies with its neighbouring forests and fjords as well as the major cities such as Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Montreal, all destinations that need resources delivered. There’s also a lot more social interaction than one might think. Take hold of opportunities to become a team driver where you interchange with other truckers around the country or even pair up with a spouse who can travel and drive around the scenic landscapes with you.
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Ben’s International Driving School provides driver training courses for all levels of drivers from new drivers to experienced drivers looking to move up in class. We provide flexible scheduling to accommodate you. Our instruction is detailed and offered in a friendly and patient manner. We are here to help you succeed and reach your personal and career goals.