Class A Truck Driving (MELT) Program

Mandatory Entry-Level Training Course for any truck/ tractor-trailer combination.

The next batch starts on July 15th.

DZ Truck Driving Program

Straight Trucks, Dump Trucks, Garbage Management Trucks, Cement Trucks

Contact us to schedule your training based on your availability.

Air Brake (Z) Endorsement Course

12 hours of MTO-approved course

August 3, 4 is open.

Air Brake (Z) Endorsement Renewal

Online and Self-paced

Written Test Practice

Class A and Air Brake (Z) Endorsement Knowledge Test Practice

BUILD YOUR SECOND CAREER WITH OUR TRUCK TRAINING PROGRAMS

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Topstone Career College - Truck Driver Training School is registered to MTO and provides you with the knowledge and skills in/around GTA, the KW Region (Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge), Guelph, Woodstock, Stratford, and Brantford that will help you get started on your truck driver licensing.

We are proud members of Career Colleges Ontario (CCO) and the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC), also partners of Lendcare and Trucking HR Canada.

We offer MTO-approved Class A MELT (Mandatory Entry Level Training) Program (103,5 hours), Class D, and Air Brake (Z) Endorsement licences.
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Class A MELT

Class A (Tractor-Trailer Driver M.E.L.T. Program) license is to drive any truck/tractor-trailer combination.

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DZ

Class D (Straight Truck) license will allow you to operate and drive straight or articulated trucks to transport goods and materials.

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Air Brake (Z)

Class Z Air Brake (Z) Endorsement is required on a driver’s licence to operate any air brake-equipped motor vehicle.

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Empower Your Training with Our Simulator

We empower the Class A MELT Program and Class D training with a driving simulator to provide you with quality service. Test yourself as much as you can to feel more comfortable before you are behind the wheel.

WE ARE ON THE WAY TO BE ONE OF THE BEST TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM PROVIDERS

Topstone Career College is keen to help and provide a career to people, especially the ones who are building a second career in Ontario as truck drivers with CDL Licenses. 
  • We have trained over 150,000 clients with our MTO-certified instructors
  • Over 30 years in Driver Training for all ages
  • We serve the full GTA with 13 locations
  • Online Safety and Driving courses to refresh your knowledge
  • Loan options with low monthly payments
Class AZ
Class DZ
Air Brake (Z)
Written Test Practice
Online Courses

Foreign Commercial Drivers' Licences

Ontario does not have in place any international licence exchange agreements for commercial licences. You cannot exchange a foreign commercial licence for an Ontario commercial licence. If you are new to Ontario but hold a foreign commercial licence, you must follow all the licensing steps from the beginning. You can obtain details on the commercial driver’s licensing process on the commercial licences page.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

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We help our students to offer the best-fit finance and job opportunities.

LOW MONTHLY PAYMENTS

Are you looking to start a career in trucking? Don’t let the course fee stop you from taking the next step. Divide the cost of mandatory driving courses and licensing programs into smaller, more affordable installments. Topstone Truck Driver Training School (TTDTS) partners with the best-fit loan institutions to offer you the lowest monthly payments.
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Better Jobs Ontario (formerly Second Career) expanded the program to better help people who may face challenges finding stable jobs and aims to help them rejoin the workforce quickly. If you have been unemployed for six months or longer, and are part of a low-income household, you may benefit from Better Jobs Ontario.


The amount of support you will receive is based on individual needs and available funding.

You may qualify for Better Jobs Ontario if you either:

  • have been laid off and have not been working or are working a temporary job just to cover costs
  • have not been laid off but have been unemployed for six months or longer and are part of a low-income household

You can still apply if you receive either:

  • Employment Insurance (EI)
  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

If you were laid off because of COVID-19 and want to retrain for jobs in sectors that have potential future employment.

 

If your application meets all the following criteria below, you will go through a faster approval process, giving you access to training sooner:

  • You were laid off on or after March 1, 2020.
  • You have a high school education or less; you were laid off from an occupation requiring no more than a high school education and job-specific training, such as food and beverage servers, flight attendants and retail salespersons.
  • You were laid off from an industry hit hard by the pandemic, such as hospitality and food services, transportation and warehousing or wholesale and retail trade.
  • You want to train for a career in demand in a local community or provincial priority area.

When preparing your application, you will have to show:

  • how long you have been unemployed, or working your temporary job, and looking for work
  • places you have applied and positions you have applied for (for example, cover letters, CVs or resumes, and responses from potential employers)
  • level of education obtained
  • previous employment, how long you worked there, and skills that were required
  • what skills you want to obtain and where you can get trained in them

When you apply, you must provide information to support a financial needs assessment, such as:

  • some of the costs to be covered during training
  • your gross (before tax) household income

To apply to Better Jobs Ontario, find an agency in your community and make an appointment. You’ll work with an Employment Ontario agency where staff are trained to help you decide if this program is right for you and complete your application.

See the agencies below that are close to our school:

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Trucking and Logistics employers can access funding to cover the cost of entry-level training and onboard the newly trained driver. You may be eligible for a driver training grant of up to $10,000 in tuition through Trucking HR Canada. Trucking HR Canada’s Career ExpressWay Program supports employers with recruitment efforts, helping them take advantage of industry-specific financial incentives while connecting them with career seekers.

Driver Training Grants for All Age Groups

This new driver training grant will help Canadian employers hire and train new drivers to support a sustainable supply chain. Trucking and Logistics employers can access funding to cover the cost of entry-level training and onboard the newly trained driver.

Funding includes:

Up to $10,000 Driver Training Grant

Up to $10,000 Wage Incentive to onboard the new driver upon completion of training.

This grant is open to new hires and current employees who are looking to upskill into a driving role.

Up to $10,000 Driver Training Grant Up to $10,000 Wage Incentive to onboard the new driver upon completion of training. This grant is open to new hires and current employees who are looking to upskill into a driving role.

Eligible employees must be;

  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or granted Refugee Status
  • Legally entitled to work according to applicable provincial/territorial regulations
  • Employed by the company accessing the funding
Employers must;
  • Demonstrate sound HR practices
  • Sign Employer Agreement
  • Provide proof of enrollment and an invoice from us
  • Provide paystubs with proof of all federally and provincially required employee deductions i.e. as Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, Income Tax
  • Trucking HR Canada shall periodically request feedback from the employers and participants to evaluate the job placement
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Training Grants for New Youth Driver Recruits

This program will provide up to $10,000 in driver training subsidies to employers who identify, prepare, train, and integrate young Canadians currently experiencing barriers to employment into meaningful, well-paying, and stable employment opportunities in the trucking and logistics sector.

Eligible employees must be;

  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or granted Refugee Status
  • Legally entitled to work according to applicable provincial/territorial regulations

Students will be required to submit evidence of payments to the training school.

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If you are paying for your course on your own or if you are not eligible for any grants or government funding, you have some options:

You may qualify for Better Jobs Ontario if you either:

  • Life Insurance
  • Major Credit cards
  • Friend and relatives support
  • Student Line of Credit to qualified individuals provided by some major banks
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WHY CHOOSE TOPSTONE

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We have at least 35 years of collective experience in education and driver training. We know what to do, how to do it, and when to do it! We are using modern technology and an educational approach. We are not the ones who still live and offer training like in the 80s.

You don't have to choose us. We are one of the career colleges in Ontario and serve to make the careers and lives of Ontarians better like other institutions. We have great instructors. We have a great class and materials. We have a great IT and support team. You won't regret getting in touch with us.

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TESTIMONIAL

This training, which is a simulation application, is important for you to learn completely, complete and accurate training is the key to a safe ride.  Thank you to the whole team.
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