A Tractor-Trailer Commercial Driver operates a tractor-trailer for commercial purposes to transport goods, products and materials across provincial, national and international routes. Specifically, a Tractor-Trailer Commercial Driver:
An apprenticeship training program consists of on-the-job and in-school training. Generally, the time-frame to become competent in the trade of Tractor-Trailer Commercial Driver is 2000 hours (approximately one years) consisting of 2000 hours of on-the-job work experience and 0 hours of in-school training.
An apprenticeship involves practical training provided on-the-job by a skilled worker, or trainer. The skills or competencies to be developed are set out by the trade’s Apprenticeship Training Standard and are recognized by the industry as being essential to the practice of the trade.
As these essential skills are developed, the apprentice’s sponsor or trainer signs the relevant sections of the training standard to indicate that the apprentice has met the individual training objectives by demonstrating the skills required of a skilled worker, or journeyperson, in the trade.
Apprentices for tractor trailer commercial driver must hold a valid Ontario AZ license in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act.
The apprenticeship program for tractor trailer commercial driver is currently composed of an in-cab mentorship segment as well as on the job competency requirements. Learning outcomes include:
Depending on the training delivery agency, in-school training may be available in one of the following ways:
Tractor-Trailer Commercial Driver is a trade named under the Building Opportunities in the Skilled Trades Act, 2021. This trade has an apprenticeship program that is administered by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Upon completion of an apprenticeship program, the Ministry issues a Certificate of Apprenticeship.
Because there is no certifying exam in this trade, Skills Trade Ontario does not issue a Certificate of Qualification.
The information of individuals practicing this trade will not appear on the Skilled Trades Ontario Public Register.