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Driving Back to Work Grant Program

Supports unemployed Albertans pursuing careers in the trucking industry.

Introduction

Unemployed Albertans have an opportunity to start careers as commercial truck drivers through the extension of the Driving Back to Work Grant Program (DBTW).

Unemployed Albertans can access funding to take the Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) program to earn a Class 1 driver’s licence.

This grant will help to fill an expected shortage of commercial drivers, forecast to be more than 12% by 2023, putting the province’s supply chain at risk. This grant supports Alberta’s Recovery Plan.

The objective of the program is to help more Albertans become Class 1 drivers. This will help support the economy by keeping the province’s supply chain open by ensuring an adequate number of Class 1 drivers are available.

The DBTW is administered by third party contractors, driver training schools and is financially supported by the Canadian Government and Government of Alberta.

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