Class E

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A Class E Licence is a perfect fit for anyone looking into a career as Mini-Bus Driver carrying a maximum of 24 passengers or less. This career option is great for retired, part-time drivers, or drivers within organizations or smaller tour carriers.

What can I drive with this Licence?

A class E licence is needed to drive any school-purpose bus having seats for not more than 24 passengers. It also allows you to operate vehicles included in classes F and G, but not motorcycles.

What Does this Course Cover?

  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Safety Inspections
  • Defensive Driving
  • Route Planning
  • Passenger Procedures
  • Regulatory and legal requirements in Canada and the US
  • Highway Training
  • Safety Requirements
  • Emergency Procedures

How long is the course and what does it cost?

Depending on your experience (or lack of experience) you can register for a combination of training programs that suit your needs.

Each Driving Lesson is scheduled for 1 Full Hour.

Topics covered during training include Vehicle Inspections, On the Road Training, Yard Work and Safety Procedures.

Lessons can be scheduled 7 days a week,  from 8am-10pm.

8 Driving Lessons,
Road Test Scheduling, Vehicle for Road Test
$1139 + Tax = $1,287.07
Extra Lesson (60 Minutes in Duration)$100 + Tax = $113.00
Extra Road Test$442.48 + Tax = $500.00
Air Brake Z Endorsement + Retest if Required$250 + Tax = $282.50

What will I graduate with?

Upon successfully completing a Road Test with the MTO (Ministry of Transportation Ontario) Students will receive an Ontario Class E Driver’s License.

What do I need before I can begin?

  • Valid Ontario Class ‘G’ License or higher
  • Knowledge verification of Rules of the Road and Signs. Handbook and materials provided to help in passing the knowledge tests.
  • MTO approved Medical Form completed

How do I register for this course?

You may register in Person, over the Phone, or Online:

Upon registration students will receive a confirmation email confirming enrolment and username and password to access our online portal to manage schedule and payment.

Can I get a job after I complete this program?

Minibuses drivers are used for a variety of reasons. In a public transport role, they can be used as fixed route transit buses, airport buses, flexible demand responsive transport vehicles, share taxis or large taxicabs. Accessible minibuses can also be used for para-transit type services, by local authorities, transit operators, hospitals or charities. Private uses of minibuses can include corporate transport, charter buses, tour buses. Schools, sports clubs, community groups and charities may also use minibuses for private transport. Individual owners may use reduced seating minibuses as cheap recreational vehicles.

Below are a few places you might consider when beginning your search on this new career path:
Switzer Carty Transportation
Star Coach Services

Is financial assistance available for this course?

There are several financing options that might be available to you.
Please visit our Financial Help for more info.