Diploma program
Full-time study
37 weeks

Program start dates:
September 3, 2019
November 25, 2019
March 9, 2020
June 1, 2020
September 7, 2020


The trucking industry in Canada is facing a critical shortage of qualified, well-trained, experienced truck drivers.  In New Brunswick, trucking companies say they’re struggling to fill jobs that pay an average of $55,000.00 per year.  In response to these industry needs, McKenzie College is excited to introduce this NEW program for International students with trucking experience in their home country.

The Tractor Trailer Driver for Foreign Nationals Program provides international students with the communication skills in English to be fully prepared to enter a professional career in this industry.  It provides applicants with comprehensive training to be a Truck Driver adhering to all required federal and provincial motor vehicle safety and licensing standards as well as industry regulation and association expectations.

In addition, they will complete a practicum placement with a large trucking company in the region.  Upon successful completion, students will receive a Certificate from McKenzie College which is a Designated Learning Institution, approved by the federal government of Canada, Immigration, refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL).

Areas of study

Vehicle Inspection Standards

Defensive Driving Techniques

Assessment of Driving Conditions

Border Crossing Requirements

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

National Safety Code

Provincial Regulations

Labour Code

Workers Compensation Board

Truck and Trailer Components
and Functions


Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for acceptance into a McKenzie College program, a complete application containing all of the following documents and criteria is required.

1. Application form

CLICK HERE to start your application.

2. Application fee - $200.00 CAD

This fee is in CAD and is non-refundable. We accept Interact, Visa/Mastercard, cash, cheque or e-mail transfer.

3. Academic transcripts

Completion of High School, GED, Adult High School diploma or equivalent. Transcripts must indicate successful completion of high school, post-secondary program, diploma or degree (if any), or have supporting documents that indicate completion.

4. Resume

5. Driving Experience

Minimum 2 years of truck driving experience.

6. English Language

Minimum IELTS 5.0 with no band lower than 4.5

7. Clear Criminal Record Check

8. Medical Report

9. Interview (Phone or online)

This can be scheduled whenever you are available. If you can’t complete it in-person, an online interview can be arranged. To book an appointment, contact McKenzie College Admissions at 506.384.6460 x104 or ADMISSIONS@MCKENZIE.EDU.

10. Copy of valid Passport

Must include photograph, name, country of origin, expiry date.

11. Valid Canada Study Permit

After acceptance, we require a COPY OF VALID CANADA STUDY PERMIT for proof of accepted entry to Canada.