Become a School Bus Driver
Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay (STSTB) is a consortium of transportation departments which plan schools bus routes for more than 13,000 students attending Lakehead District School Board, Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board and Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales schools.
Administered through STSTB, our local school boards contract bus companies to provide daily bus service and they are hiring school bus drivers now!
Our bus companies are currently looking for friendly, positive individuals who enjoy children and have a desire to make a difference in their lives but also want a career that fits their own lifestyle. You must be 21 years or older, have a full G licence with a clean driving abstract and able to obtain a B licence.
Enjoy the many benefits of being a school bus driver:
- Regular, part-time hours
- Free professional driver training
- Independent work environment
- Weekends, holidays and summers off
- Early morning and afternoon work leave you free for the bulk of the day for other activities
Please contact the following School Bus Companies for information on hiring.
First Student Canada
Iron Range Bus Lines
What does it take to be a successful school bus driver?
You Have Great People Skills.
Having strong communication skills is a must for all school bus drivers. A career as a school bus driver means being around different types of people every day. This can include teachers, parents, school officials and of course, kids! Empathy and understanding is a must when it comes to helping anxious children or concerned parents. Being able to communicate and understand all types of personalities are important traits for successful school bus drivers.
You Enjoy Working With Kids.
If you love kids, a career as a school bus driver could be very rewarding. Having the ability to make the children feel comfortable is just as important as knowing how to drive the bus. The duties of a school bus driver aren’t just confined to driving. You become an important and steady person in these young children’s lives. Each day gives you the opportunities to get a child’s day started off right and remind them that they are special and important.
You Enjoy Driving.
You Care About The Safety Of Children.
You’re Calm Under Pressure.
A lot goes on inside and outside of a school bus. School bus drivers face severe weather conditions, difficult children, and overwhelming road construction at any time on the road. Bullying, fighting, and even celebrations can get out of hand on the school bus. If you have a patient manner and are able to keep a clear head when unexpected issues come up, these situations may seem like less of a challenge.
A Flexible Schedule Is A Plus.
You Can’t Afford Training.
School bus drivers are essential employees with a very important job to accomplish. Our School Bus Operators will provide all training and cover training costs to ensure top-quality employees. Besides ensuring you develop the skills required to obtain a professional school bus drivers license, the training program teaches important safety rules and emergency procedures.
- be 21 years or older
- enjoy working with children
- have a full 'G' Licence
- have a clean driving record
- need a rewarding career that gives you the freedom and flexibility of mid-days, evenings, weekends, school holidays and summers off