Job requirements Transport Driver in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "transport driver" was moved from the group Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) to the group Transport truck drivers (NOC 73300).
Find out what you typically need to work as a transport driver in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Transport truck drivers (NOC 73300).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- Completion of secondary school is usually required.
- On-the-job-training is provided.
- Completion of an accredited driver training course of up to three months duration, through a vocational school or community college, may be required.
- A Class 3 or D licence is required to drive straight-body trucks.
- A Class 1 or A licence is required to drive long combination vehicles.
- Air brake endorsement (Z) is required for drivers who operate vehicles equipped with air brakes.
- Transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) certification is required for drivers who transport hazardous products or dangerous goods.
- Additional licensing endorsement or certification may be required to drive articulated trucks.
Professional certification and licensing
You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|Alberta||Oil And Gas Transportation Services ( Bed Truck Operator, Bulk Haul Truck Operator, Multi Wheel Truck Operator, Supervisor, Winch Tractor Operator)||Regulated||Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training|
|Ontario||Tractor-trailer Commercial Driver||Regulated||Ontario College of Trades|
|Propane Truck Operator||Regulated||Technical Standards and Safety Authority|
|Québec||Truck Driver||Regulated||Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec|
|Line Truck Driver||Regulated||Emploi Québec|
Do you want to work in another province or territory?
If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.
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