Tractor Trailer Driver
For Foreign Nationals
Program starts September 2019
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
Workers Compensation Board
Truck and Trailer Components
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.
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.