Motor Coach Canada and its partners offer a service to members nationwide that allows them to check the status of the licences for their whole fleet. Please complete the form below to register for this service.
Ontario Driver Training
Due to COVID-19, 2020 certification dates have been suspended.
Please check back regularly to find out when the Ontario training program will restart.
Professional Driver Instructor in Driver Education is a joint venture of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and OPTA (Ontario Public Transit Association), OMCA (Ontario Motor Coach Association) and SBO (School Bus Ontario – formerly OSBA). A one-of-a-kind program that teaches driver instructors how to properly train drivers in their fleet.
What you receive:
- “Signing Authority” certification from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation in order to sign, upgrade and renew drivers’ licenses on your own premises (if passing grade achieved and all other MTO requirements are met).
- Indispensable techniques for classroom instruction including the effective use of audio visual equipment, non-lecture format and more!
- Valuable in-vehicle information on “HOW” to properly teach daily inspections, defensive driving, right and left turns, night driving and more. .
- Effective techniques for dealing appropriately with new and seasoned trainees alike
- Superior facilitation skills including climate setting, guided questioning, being an active listener, and giving positive feedback both in the classroom and on-board the vehicle.
- One-on-one interaction with master instructors and many opportunities to exchange information among participants
Where you will train:
All P.R.I.D.E. training is performed in Burlington, ON.
“I now know why the PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR IN DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM is a critical element in delivering our safety message. We arrived as a caterpillar, spun a little cocoon and by Friday we had developed wings. Our vision is now endless…our view has no limits…and our heights are only restricted by self limitations. The Pride Team assembled is just an A-1 Class Act. When associated with this team you just know you want to be successful and that you will succeed.” — John Piron, Laidlaw
Below are links to related national and provincial organizations:
ABA (American Bus Association)
BCTA ( British Columbia Trucking Association)
CBSA (Canadian Border Services Agency)
FTA (Bus Carriers Federation) EN
FTA (Fédération des transporteurs par autobus) FR
FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) US
MCPCC (Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada)
NTA (National Transportation Association)
OMCA (Ontario Motor Coach Association)
SYTA (Student Youth Travel Association)
TRAVEL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
UMA (United Motor Coach Association Canada)
Advertising & Sponsorship
The Road Explorer magazine is a tri-annual publication with industry news, technology, feature destination pieces and motor coach industry. Click here for the digital edition of past issues. OMCA Online and Membership Directory opportunities are also available.
For editorial content information
- Stevie McKeeman, Motor Coach Canada | 416-229-9305 x 221
For advertising opportunities
- Sara Catherine Goodwin, Naylor Association Solutions | firstname.lastname@example.org
1-800-665-2456 ext. 4437
- Media Kit Information
Canadian Tour Planner & Operator Guide
The Canadian Tour Planner & Operator Guide is an annual publication that provides information and contact information for tour planning from coast to coast. Our guide is distribution both in print and in a fully interactive, digital edition. Contact SaraCatherine Goodwin of Naylor Association Solutions at email@example.com or
call: 1-800-7962638 ext. 6977
MCC News & OMCA Report
Motor Coach Canada (MCC) and the Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA) publish association newsletters on a weekly basis. Advertising opportunities are available for MCC and OMCA members.
For more information, contact:
Click here to view the Media Kit
Ad Hoc and meeting sponsorships are available; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Our weekly newsletter, MCC News, contains current articles on prominent issues in the busing industry, changes to the roads and border crossings effecting our operators, and news on the tourism industry that affect the business of our bus and tour operators.
Subscribe to the newsletter here
Find the archives of the MCC Newsletter here
View our Media Kit for the newsletter and contact:
The Road Explorer Magazine
This tri-annual publication features articles on current issues and regulations affecting the busing industry, destination and company profile articles, current events and resources for the busing and group travel industry.
View our Media Kit for information on how to advertise in this publication.
Contact Angela McDougall of Naylor Association Solutions: email@example.com
Find the online archives of this publication here.
To view our archive of past webinars, click the link below. Note that these are only available to members and you will require the password that was provided to you by Motor Coach Canada. If you are a member and need MCC to resend the password, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click Here for Webinar Archives
September 16th AT 12:00pm ET
Market Data Update
Join us for a detailed update of tourism market data, including traveller behaviours and trends affecting tourism.
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- Seatbelts on motor coaches
- Accessibility regulations
- Increased funding for promotion of tourism in Canada
- Privacy legislation and impact on members
- Issues affecting the smooth crossing at the Canada-US border
- The effects of U.S. state and local policies affecting motor coaches
- Motor Coach Safety Improvements – U.S. DOT, NTSB, NHTSA and Transport Canada
- GST/HST interpretation assistance
- ELD implementation
- IFTA and IRP
MCC Objectives & Principles
• Influence government policy on legislation, regulations and policies that affect our industry
• Enhance the image of motor coach travel
• Increase awareness for the bus and motor coach tour industry
• Identify and report on issues affecting members’ business
• Create strategic alliances with other associations, industries and stakeholders
• Provide Opportunities for professional education and development of members
• Create opportunities for members to share ideas and form business relationships
We, the members of Motor Coach Canada, in carrying out our role of providing service to the travelling public, recognize the need to do so in a professional manner and to deal with the public and our colleagues with the highest degree of integrity.
As a member:
- We will be guided in all activities by truth, accuracy, fairness and integrity.
- We will act with integrity in financial dealings with the public and with entities utilized to help arrange or provide services to the travelling public.
- We will work to instill consumer and public confidence in the industry, avoiding any action conducive to discrediting it or membership in the Association.
- We will not knowingly use or permit to be used any vehicle for illegal or improper purposes and will obey all applicable laws and regulations of authorities in respect of them.
- We will keep informed on the latest techniques, developments and knowledge pertinent to our professional development, and to the improvement of the motor coach and tour industry.
- We will not seek any unfair advantage over anyone else and will not be disrespectful of the business of a fellow member.
Each member of Motor Coach Canada understands and agrees that the above principles constitute Motor Coach Canada’s Code of Ethics and a breech of this Code of Ethics could result in disciplinary action by the Association including withdrawal of membership rights in the Association.