Licence Status Check

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.


  • February 15th
  • May 16th
  • August 15th
  • November 21st


Ontario Driver Training

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.

For details and registration, go to

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


For 33 years the P.R.I.D.E. Program has provided fleet driver instructors with powerful, non-lecture adult training techniques and philosophies that resonate with new and seasoned drivers to encourage and sustain safe commercial driving habits.

The P.R.I.D.E. Certification Program has been updated as per MTO requirements and as a result, the program has been extended by 10 hours to include the required criteria. The new curriculum includes all original program content and new MTO requirements. To further enhance the program, MTO written and road test content is included as well as a session on developing effective safety meetings.

The 2024 registration fee for the Certification Program will be $3,300 + tax per person for association members. The fee increase reflects increased costs, new program development and implementation and the cost of six lunches (previously not included in the registration fee).

2024 Certification Dates:

  • January 20th-26th
  • February 10th-16th
  • March 9th-15th
  • April 6th-12th
  • May 4th-10th
  • May 30th to June 2nd and June 7th to June 9th (two extended weekends)
  • July 6th-12th
  • July 18th to 21st and July 26th to 28th (two extended weekends)
  • August 15th to 18th and August 23rd to 25th (two extended weekends)
  • September 19th to 22nd and September 27th to 29th (two extended weekends)
  • October 26th to November 1st
  • November 9th-15th
  • November 30th to December 6th

Additional dates are to be determined based on program demand.
Link to the Registration Form: 



For 6 years the Recertification Program has reviewed/refreshed the concepts, curriculum, instructional techniques and philosophies of the certification fleet driver instructor program. The course curriculum is designed to reinforce Signing Authority instructor skills to ensure continued high quality in the delivery of driver training.

The registration fee is $495 + tax per person for association members.

2024 Recertification Dates: 

  • February 3
  • March 23
  • May 11
  • June 22
  • August 10
  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7

Additional dates are to be determined based on program demand.
Link to the Registration Form:

For questions or more information – please visit or contact

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

Industry Links

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)



UMA (United Motor Coach Association Canada) 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Advertising & Sponsorship

Road Explorer

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

For advertising opportunities

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 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:
MultiView, Inc.
Phone: 972-402-7070
Click here to view the Media Kit


Ad Hoc and meeting sponsorships are available; contact for details


MCC Newsletter

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

Advertising Opportunities

MultiView, Inc.
Phone: 972-402-7070

Click here to view the Media Kit

*Please note that prospective advertisers must be a member of either Motor Coach Canada or OMCA.

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.

Advertising Opportunities
View our Media Kit for information on how to advertise in this publication.
Contact Angela McDougall of Naylor Association Solutions:

Phone: 1-204-975-3625

Find the online archives of this publication here.

Industry Issues

  • 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

MCC Objectives

• 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

MCC Principles

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.