Program Overview

Driver & Operator

Program Length: 6 weeks


Description: Driver & Operator prepares students to start their careers as a Class 3 Driver operating equipment such as snowplows, wireline trucks, and hydrovacs. 

This program provides students with the essential safety awareness and certification, workplace culture preparation, industry exposure, theory and driver training needed to obtain their Class 3 license.

What you need to apply: 
  • Class 5 Driver's License (no GDL)
  • A clean 5 year Driver's Abstract
  • Must be an Alberta resident
Here’s an overview of the documents and steps required for your application:  
  • Resume
  • Pre-interview
  • Interview
  • Successful pass of drug/alcohol & fitness test (50lbs lift/carry)
  • Successful pass of Government of Alberta’s Class 3 knowledge test
  • Career research
  • Successful pass of Essential Skills test (score within Level 2)
Program costs:  
  • Tuition for this program is sponsored by the Government of Canada and WBF Industry Partners.
  • Applicants are responsible for covering the costs of the Government of Alberta Class 3 Knowledge test and a driver’s abstract.
  • Additional funding and awards may be available to support living expenses while in the program.
Courses and Skills Learned: 
  • Basic safety certifications
  • Driver training and practice time with licensed drivers
  • Workplace culture and financial literacy
  • Interview & resume workshops to support employment
  • Ongoing mentorship and support through alumni advisors

Employment: Upon completion, graduates will be interviewed with WBF Employment Partners for potential employment as an entry level Driver & Operator.

How to Apply: We recommend attending an information session before beginning your application. You can register for an upcoming information session here.


Apply for Edmonton now! Applications for our Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie Driver Operator programs are now closed. If you are interested in applying to this program, sign up for updates below and we'll be in touch when we open applications again.