How to Become a School Bus Driver

If you have an interest in working with children and youth, driving a school bus may be a great job for you!  Approximately 18,000 school buses travel two million kilometers in Ontario every school day.  Professional school bus drivers provide 300 million safe rides each school year.  You could play an important role in student safety and transportation. Click here to learn more about becoming a school bus driver in Ontario.


If you have a complaint regarding a school bus, school bus route or a school bus driver, please contact the school board/transportation consortia and/or bus company directly in your area. Be prepared to provide the date/time of the occurrence and the name of the school bus company as it appears on the side of the bus. OSBA is always concerned about safety in the school bus industry, however, for specific day-to-day school bus operational issues, you must contact the local school board/transportation consortia or bus company directly as these types of service issues lie outside the association role and mandate of OSBA.


The Ontario School Bus Association (OSBA) is a non-profit association providing advocacy, education and legislative consultation services to the owners of school bus fleets, school boards/transportation consortia and supplier/manufacturer/distributor companies across Ontario for over 60 years.  We encourage related organizations to become members of OSBA, committed to professionally and reliably serving 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/transportation consortia or bus company as these types of service issues lie outside the role and mandate of OSBA.  Become a member company!

Driver Retention Bonus Program

Year in Review - OSBA's Top Accomplishments

Click here to view OSBA's List of Top 2018 Accomplishments for Members.

New Vision for Student Transportation

Click here to view OSBA's 2018 Submission Paper.
Click here to view the Ministry of Education Discussion Paper.

OSBA Media/Public Relations Campaign

Click here to view OSBA's November 2017 media release.
Click here to view OSBA's August 2017 media release.

Ontario Ombudsman Report

Click here to view the live video.
Click here to view OSBA's media release.
Click here to view the 2017 Ombudsman report. 

School Bus Driver Shortage

Click here to view OSBA's media release.

Student Transportation Competitive Procurement Review Report

Click here to view the 2016 report by retired Justice Colin Campbell. 
Click here to view Minister Liz Sandals's letter regarding the report. 

OSBA On-Line Criminal Background Check Service For Class B and E Licences

Click here for more information.

OSBA Driver Excellence Recognition Award

Winner of the 2018 OSBA Driver Excellence Recognition Award – Marion Horvat of McCluskey Transportation.


A sincere thank you to Minister of Education Lisa Thompson and MPP Andrea Khanjin (Barrie/Innisfil), for their wonderful time to meet and speak with Ontario School Bus Association representatives Chris Harwood (Vice President of the Ontario School Bus Association and President of Student Transportation of Canada) and Pat Sanvido, Professional School Bus Driver with Student Transportation of Canada, and winner of the 2017 OSBA Driver Excellence Recognition Award. 

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