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.

Training

Ontario Driver Training

NOTE:
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.

Testimonials:

“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)

DESTINATION CANADA

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)

TRANSPORT CANADA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

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 sgoodwin@naylor.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:
MultiView, Inc.
Phone: 972-402-7070
Email: salesinquiries@multiview.com
Click here to view the Media Kit



Sponsorships

Ad Hoc and meeting sponsorships are available; contact info@motorcoachcanada.com for details

Publications

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
View our Media Kit for the newsletter and contact:
MultiView, Inc.
Phone: 972-402-7070
Email: salesinquiries@multiview.com

Tour and Travel Planner

Plan your travels with Motor Coach Canada’s picturesque and informative publication. Our Tour & Travel Planner is an annual publication featuring Canada’s vast tourism destinations, complete with festivals and events, and contact information for destinations, motor coach operators and tour operators.

Advertising Opportunities
View our Media Kit for information on how to advertise in this publication.
Contact Sara Catherine Goodwin of Naylor Association Solutions:
sgoodwin@naylor.com or 1-800-796-2638 ext. 6977

Find the online archives of this publication here.
See the most recent version of this publication below:

The Road Explorer

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 Sara Catherine Goodwin of Naylor Association Solutions:
sgoodwin@naylor.com or 1-800-796-2638 ext. 6977

Find the online archives of this publication here.
See the most recent version of this publication below:
















Meetings & Events

Operator Webinars

  • February 9th, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST:
    Applicability of HST and the definition of “Continuous Journey”Click to Watch
    Download the PDF of Miller Thomson’s presentation – click here
    • Over recent months several questions and concerns have been raised about the accurate application of HST and the definition of “continuous journey”.  The CRA’s definition of continuous journey may not accurately reflect industry practices.  Motor Coach Canada will host Ron Choudhury, Partner with Miller Thomson LLP to look at real life scenarios where the applicability of HST should apply based on CRA current “continuous journey” definitions.  Ron Choudhury will provide clarity to members and members will be given an opportunity to provide feedback to MCC to understand if members are applying HST correctly or if members are at risk.
      Protect yourself from costly CRA audits by knowing what the regulations tell us. 
      Ask your questions and get some answers from an expert in sales tax and GST/HST issues associated with transportation law 

  • January 27th, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST:
    New Workplace Violence and Harassment Training Requirements(click to watch)
    Download the PDF of Zeinab Yousif’s presentation – click here
    • For federally regulated companies: On June 24, 2020, the Federal Government published the Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations that set out requirements aimed at addressing workplace violence and harassment. In effect January 1, 2021, these new regulations include requirements for employers to conduct risk assessments, prepare a workplace harassment and violence prevention policy, employee training, providing information about support measures, and engaging in the resolution and, where required, investigation process.
      Please join us on Wednesday January 27th at 12:00 pm EST to ensure you are prepared to meet your obligations under the new requirements.

  • August 17th – A Conversation on COVID Layoffs – (click to watch)
    • Labour lawyer Hugh Dyer discusses labour laws and the responsibilities of employers regarding extended layoffs due to COVID-19 at a federal level and at the Ontario provincial level.

  • July 30th – A Conversation on Operator Liability – (click to watch)
    • Informational webinar with Andrew Buck, Partner with Pitblado LLP to discuss an operator’s liability with respect to passenger health risks. 
    • View Andrew Buck’s slideshow

  • June 25th – A Conversation on Busing Products and Services (click to watch)
    • Informational webinar about products and services to keep your bus safely operation during the pandemic.

  • June 18th – A Conversation with Tour Operators (click to watch)
    • A candid Q&A conversation with a panel of Tour Operators

  • June 11th – A Conversation with Coach Operators (click to watch)
    • A candid Q&A conversation with a panel of Coach Operators















Industry Issues

  • COVID-19
  • 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.