Contacts for each location are listed below.
To be eligible to take this training, drivers must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be a Saskatchewan resident
- Hold a non-Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Class 5 Saskatchewan driver’s license
- Hold a Class 1 Learner endorsement
Great Plains College is offering the theory portion for this recently legislated Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) program legislated by SGI. For full steps on how to obtain your Class 1A Driver's License in Saskatchewan, follow the roadmap below.
ROADMAP to your Class 1A Driver’s License
Complete a successful Commercial Driver’s Medical exam with your doctor.
Pass the Class 1 Learner exam to obtain your Class 1 Learner’s Endorsement through SGI. Click this link for more information on the SGI website.
You can prepare for these exams independently OR take an optional 10-hour Class 1 Learners Prep course through Great Plains College that is designed to help prepare you for SGI’s Class 1 Learners Endorsement Exam.
Contact Great Plains College to register for the 47 hour classroom portion of SGI’s MELT (Mandatory Entry Level Training) program.
Click this link to learn about the MELT program on SGI’s website.
Attend and successfully complete the MELT classroom program at Great Plains College.
Register and successfully complete 74.5 hours of in-yard and in-truck practical training through the Truck Driver Training company of your choice.
Fees for the practical training of the MELT program are payable to the Truck Driver Training school you choose. Prices and services provided will vary among practical training providers.
Book and successfully complete your Class 1 Road Test to obtain your Class 1A License!
If you are an employer paying for your employee’s training, you can apply through the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant. If you qualify, you can potentially receive a reimbursement of up to 2/3 of the total cost of training, with a per person maximum of $10,000. For more information regarding funding, visit www.economy.gov.sk.ca/job-grant.
For more information or to register for the Class 1 Truck Driver MELT course at Great Plains College, please contact:
Swift Current Campus
Note: custom training locations may be arranged. To find out more about this option, contact the campus nearest you.