Are You a Candidate to be a Class 1 or 3 Driving Instructor?

Ok, you’ve been on the road, driving a semi for a long time, and you’re looking for an opportunity that will free up some time and keep you closer to home and family.  If you have a clean drivers abstract and have 500,000 Km’s in the last 4 years, you may just have that opportunity!  Why not consider becoming a driver instructor and share the knowledge and experience that you have gained on the road.

We are currently looking for Driver Instructors to fill the positions below. Please forward your resume to Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Class 1 and Class 3 Driver Instructor

This person must have a passion for driving and the desire to share their knowledge and expertise of a professional driving career. They must be a reliable individual who is dedicated to providing a supportive and learning environment as a Class 1 or 3 driving teacher.

Have you had your Class 1 license for at least 4 years or longer and are now wanting to get off the road? Have you thought about becoming a professional driver instructor, then maybe now is the time to look into this career.

We are looking to hire a Full Time Class 1 & 3 Driver instructors for Winnipeg, Brandon and Thompson. A certified instructor is preferred but would be willing to train and put you through an instructor course if you meet the requirements.

  • Clean driver’s abstract
  • 500,000 kms or 6,000 hours in the last 4 years, proven.

At First Class Training Centre, we are passionate about setting the standard in training people with drive. We are a certified training facility that is registered as a Private Vocational Institution under the Private Vocational Institution Act. Using the highest standards possible, we pride ourselves in developing quality professional truck drivers.

Call 204-632-5302 today if you are interested or send your application to

Sense of Pride and Accomplishment with Class 1 License

I met one of our graduates from the Class 1 training course and she was all smiles when she learned that she had passed the road test to officially earn her Class 1 license.  It was obvious that this was a life changing moment for her and she knew that now she could begin to earn really money driving professionally.

Are you looking for that sense of of accomplishment of doing something that will have a positive impact on your life?

First Class Training Centre is proud of our track record of providing the best Class 1 Training in the province.  Whether you are in Winnipeg, Brandon or live in rural Manitoba, now is the time to take charge of your life for the best and realize your potential.  At First Class, we work with you – one on one to ensure that you really absorb the many details that it takes to drive a Big Rig truck.

Call us today at 204 632 5302 or send us an email and we can share with you how we have changed many lives for the better!


What Kind of Money Can I Expect to Make With a Class 1 License?

9 out of 10 consumer products are moved by long haul truck in North America. This statistic will not be changing anytime soon.  With your Class 1 license, you can be a part of this supply chain and with experience, command in excess of  $70,000 per year.

Of course if you choose to use your Class 1 driving skills inside Winnipeg or Brandon, you will most likely earn less and the competition for these jobs are usually quite intense.

Although you can take a quick course and challenge the provincial Class 1 exam, your salary will reflect the amount of education that you have received.

Most quality trucking firms in Manitoba are looking for a higher standard of training to ensure that their recruits are “road ready”.  Education like this occurs only in respected training facilities like First Class Training Centre.

Our trainers are some of the best in the industry with decades of experience.  Our student to trainer ratio really makes a difference in ensuring that you get the education that you need to succeed as a semi truck driver.

For the best driver training in Manitoba, contact the best.  First Class Training Centre.

Class 1 License Will Open Doors For All Professional Driving Jobs

You may be short-changing yourself in your professional driving career if you have only gone so far as to get a Class 2 license and your airbrakes endorsement.  Although this may get you an entry level professional driving opportunity, it real does limit you to the type of equipment that you can operate.

Not only is what you can operate be limiting, the pay associated with this type of license is about 30% less than those drivers operating with a Class 1 license.

Let’s paint a picture…  Let’s say you get hired on to a construction firm and you are doing a good job driving a truck and you learn about an opening for a driver coming  up on a bigger rig.  If your competition for the promotion has their Class 1 license, then most likely the company will put that individual in the driver’s seat.  You will be bypassed because you don’t have your Class 1.

First Class Training  Centre is the premier Class 1 driver training facility in Manitoba.  If you are considering putting yourself in the “driver’s seat” you first call should be to First Class.  They have the best instructors in the business and have the connections when you graduate to get you started.

Offices in Winnipeg and Brandon.  Find out why employers prefer to hire a graduate from First Class Training Centre.


The Day of Your Class 1 Driver Test… Are You Ready?

Getting your Class 1 license can be stressful.  Especially if your training is not as thorough as it could be. The experts at First Class Training Centre recognize that there is more to professional driver education than a couple hours in the classroom and some spins around the block.

At First Class, we recognize that people learn differently and at a different pace.  That’s why our student  to teacher ratio is one of the best in the industry.  Our team of trainers pride themselves in being able to identify students that will need a slightly different approach to bring out the best in their driving skill.

When it comes to the road test, we ensure that you are knowledgable, ready, and confident.  This gives you the best opportunity to pass your exam.   We’ve had the experience of successfully helping 100’s of students from Brandon, Winnipeg and Manitoba to get their Class 1 license.

We know when you are ready to challenge for your license. 

Don’t take our word for it.  Go through our testimonials on our website and see the success that we have helped others to achieve.   Your future depends on it.


High School Students to Get a Taste of Big Rig Driving

Manitoba’s premier facility for Class 1 driver training is pleased to offer it’s mobile driving simulator as a career day choice for Winnipeg and Manitoba high school students. Last year,  First Class Training Centre went on a cross Manitoba tour to high schools and gave students a chance to sit in the seat of a big rig. The driving simulator is a modified tractor trailer that contains a full scale simulator that mirrors real semi truck driving.

This is a great opportunity to build the pool of talent for this important Manitoba industry.  There is still a shortage of professional Class 1 Drivers.  By introducing students to this fulfilling career choice, it will have a positive impact on the industry. For more information on having the simulator come to a high school near you, contact us.

Driver simulator

Improve Your Driver’s Safety Performance with The Driver Simulator!

One of the biggest challenges for the trucking industry is offering driver education after they become a professional for a Manitoba trucking company. First Class Training Centre’s Driver Simulator can now fill that gap!  Although we are based in Winnipeg, we will bring the simulator to you if you are within 100 KM’s of the perimeter.
We come to you to perform individual Professional Driver Assessments.
Your drivers are your most important asset.  Help them to be the best they can be. 
Each driver will receive instruction for 1 hour in the simulator, covering real driving situations and how to react for the best outcomes.
-One on one training
– State of the art, full size cab simulator
– We come to you, no lost time sending drivers offsite
– Written assessment of driver awareness and safety
– customized to your specific company needs
 Only $89 / driver*
Sign up for training before February 28th, 2018 and get your first driver FREE!*
Go to to register or to get more information.
*some restrictions apply.

Women Becoming Commonplace as Professional Drivers

Next time you’re on the road and you happen look in to the cab of a semi –truck, don’t be surprised if you see a smiling woman’s face.  At First Class Training Centre we are excited about the trend of the growing numbers of women choosing to become a professional driver.

First Class Driver Training for Women

The career of a professional driver is rewarding, challenging, and inclusive.  As the North American economy heats up and driver shortages become more critical, the industry is lucky to see more women enter the workforce.

First Class is the leader in Class 1 training for everyone.  Our facilities are bright, modern and welcoming.  We continue to be committed to excellence in everything we do.  If you are interested in driver training in Winnipeg or rural Manitoba, check out First Class and ask a graduate about us.  They’ll tell you that our professionalism, attention to detail and the best instructor to student ratio in the business makes a difference.

Here’s to you for making the right choice for driver education.

The Class in Class 1 at First Class Training Centre

At First Class Training Centre, we like to think that we put the class back into Class 1 Driver Training.  Let’s talk about “class” from 3 different perspectives.

Excellence in Driver Training

1.  Class is where you go to learn.  Our “classes” at First Class offer the some of the best student to teacher ratio in the country.  All of our instructors have years of experience in the trucking industry and our curriculum is industry recognized as one of the best in the business
2.  First Class is really First Class. Everything we do at First Class is done with the highest standards in the industry.  Our facilities in Brandon and Winnipeg are modern and bright, and the equipment you train on is the latest generation tractor trailers.  We also offer the only mobile training centre in Manitoba.   We treat you with respect and have more one on one time than any other truck training provider.
3. It’s about giving you class. We know that you have made a big commitment to get your Class 1 Driver Training through us.   By the time you finish your training, you will have developed the self confidence to be great as a professional driver.  We want you to be proud of your career and build your confidence to be the best you can be.

Back to School is Just Around the Corner – Are You Ready to go back to school for a Career as a Professional Truck Driver?

Many people think of the start of September as the time when kids go back to school.

Maybe you have a young family, and find yourself in a job that doesn’t seem to fit or pay that well.  You’re having trouble to make ends meet.   Maybe it’s time to think of your next career move to start making some real money.

A career as a professional truck driver is rewarding and pays well.  The good news is that there is a definite need for graduates of Class 1 licensing.   Better news is that First Class Driver Training is the most respected and well run training school in the province of Manitoba. First Class Driver Training has offices in Winnipeg and Brandon and offers mobile training to most parts of Manitoba.

First Class Driver Training is the industry leader in driver education in Winnipeg and Manitoba.  Our graduates are successful in finding work all across Canada and the United States. We are PVI accredited and have one of the best teacher to student ratios in the business.