Blue Bird Training Centre LTD


Mandatory Entry-Level Training – Class 1 licence

New mandatory training requirements for drivers who want to obtain their Class 1 driver’s licence.
Drivers must complete an approved Class 1 Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) course before they can book their road test to obtain a Class 1 licence to drive a semi-trailer truck (other existing requirements also apply).
The Province of Manitoba has introduced this mandatory minimum training requirement, which aligns with other Canadian jurisdictions that are in the process of implementing mandatory training programs. Previously, training was recommended but not required prior to obtaining a Class 1 licence.
121.5 Hours


Course requirements
MELT consists of a minimum 121.5 hours of training. Instruction consists of 40.5 hours in class, 40 hours in yard and 41 hours in cab.
Existing Class 1 drivers
Drivers with an existing valid Manitoba Class 1 licence issued before September 1, 2019, do not need to retest and are not required to take MELT.
To get started, call us at 204 509-6558, 204 998 5233, or email for more information.

Entry Level Professional Truck Driver Training Program

Our 244 hour program is a gateway for students to kick start their career into the trucking industry.  Students will be trained with all the necessary skills & techniques to help them become a confident truck driver.

Blue Bird Training Centre is devoted to bringing the best training to our students. We will adequately prepare you for life as a truck driver.

At Blue Bird Training Centre, we help & guide each 244 hour student graduate find a suitable career in the transport industry

Learn with confidence!

Learn with Blue Bird – We Care!


244 Hours Full Time –  6 week Program

Classroom Theory – 80 Hours

Practical Observation & In Cab Training – 160 Hours 

Practical Testing Manitoba Public Insurance – 4 Hours 


Course requirements

Must be 18 years of age or older 

Full Class 5 License

Valid medical record on file  with Manitoba Public Insurance 


To get started, call us at 204 509-6558, +1 204 998 5233 or email for more information.