How to Become a School Bus Driver

If you have an interest in working with children and youth, driving a school bus may be the right job for you.  Approximately 18,000 school buses travel two million kilometers in Ontario every school day.  These trained professionals provide 300 million safe rides during the school year.  You could play an important role in student transportation.  Positions are ideal for retirees, parents and the self-employed. 

Click here to learn more about how you can become a school bus driver in Ontario.



The Ontario School Bus Association (OSBA) is a non-profit association providing advocacy and education services for the owners of school bus fleets, school boards/transportation consortia and supplier/manufacturer companies across Ontario for over 60 years.  We encourage related organizations to become a member company of this provincial association, who work diligently to safely and reliably serve the needs of student transportation in Ontario.  For any specific matters related to school bus routes, bus stops, etc., please contact your local school board or bus company as these types of service issues lie outside the role and mandate of OSBA.  Become a member company!


Ontario’s 20,000 professional school bus drivers safeguard over 825,000 kids to and from school every day.  Hundreds of thousands of parents depend on this essential service to arrive at their homes, on time, 5 days a week, 10 months of the year. As their guardians of safety, school bus drivers are dedicated to transporting our children, reliably, securely, and ready to learn.

October 20-24, 2014 was School Bus Safety Week, an active and evolving public education program for everyone - parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties - to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety.  Motorists are asked to take special care and caution around yellow school buses to assist with the ongoing commitment of keeping all children safe.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 was School Bus Driver Appreciation Day.  The public is asked to show support and appreciation for professional school bus drivers everywhere with a simple wave, a thank you or maybe even a cup of coffee. It is a tremendous responsibility they embrace for ensuring that children remain protected and out of harm’s way.


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OSBA on City TV:

Take a moment to view the following link of OSBA’s Vice President Les Cross of Stock Transportation communicating a very important thank you message to all school bus drivers in the province and across Canada on City TV in 2013.




OSBA - Ontario School Bus Association
3401 Wolfedale Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 1V8
Tel. 416-695-9965 / Fax 416-695-9977

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