The Driving Back to Work (DBTW) program has reached its maximum participant capacity for this fiscal year. The application intake will reopen on April 1, 2024.


Driver training schools licensed to deliver the Air Brake Program, the Class 1 Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) Program, and the Experience and Equivalency Class 1 MELT Program can apply to become a registered vendor to deliver training to Driving Back to Work Grant (DBTW) grantees.

How to apply

Follow these steps to apply if you meet the eligibility requirements.

  1. Read the Driving Back to Work Grant Program Vendor Guide.
  2. Fill out the Driving Back to Work Grant Vendor Application Form.
  3. Submit the completed application form to MELT and Licensing Standards by email at [email protected].
  4. Follow directions from MELT and Licensing Standards to complete the application process.


For questions related to applications, eligibility, and the status of your vendor application, contact:

MELT and Licensing Standards
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-8230
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

For questions related to supporting the DBTW grantees assigned to your schools, contact:

Ballad Group
Phone: 1-855-295-7180 (Ext 1)
Email: [email protected]
Website: Driving Back to Work Grant Program – Ballad Group

950, 10104 103rd Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada  T5J 0H8