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Construction & Oilfield Driver – Class 3 Driver Training Course

In just 6 weeks you can be behind the wheel with 2 driver endorsements and 18 industry certifications.

 Class 3 Driver TrainingOur Class 3 Driver Training program gives you more at the competitive price of $5995.

Our Class 3 Driver Training Course was developed with input from industry professionals who continue to work with us, ensuring that you have the most hirable skills in the industry.


Our Class 3 Driver Training Course has many benefits.  You will have your Nova Scotia driver license upgraded to a Class 3 Driver License which will include an Air Brakes Endorsement.

You will also be qualified for employment with local companies, being trained and licenced to drive any class 3 vehicle, including tandom trucks, cement trucks, fuel trucks, flatbeds and more.

You will be trained and certified for the specialized jobs across Canada, like vac truck operator & oilfield swamper.

Our Class 3 Course provides you with training and certification form OSSA, Enform, ACSA, The Canada Safety Council and St. John’s Ambulance, which is over and above what other training providers will give you.

Our program is competitively priced at $5995.00. Funding may be available; talk to us about your options.

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Big Eagle recruiting Class 3 Drivers and Oilfield Swampers at METI

Class 3 Driver Training Program Overview


Our class 3 Driver Training (Construction & Oilfield Driver (Class 3)) Program is a 6-week program combining instruction from our industry-experienced training team with hands-on-training in METI’s Class 3 vehicles.

The total cost of this Class 3 Driver Training Course is $5995.00 – this includes books and basic personal protective equipment.

METI’s Construction & Oilfield Driver (Class 3) program is an approved certification by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour & Advanced Education.

METI is a licensed Class 3 Driver Training School in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Act.

You will receive numerous industry certifications, making you hirable:

Class 3 Driver Training Courses

  • Air Brakes
  • OSSA Basic Safety Orientation (BSO)
  • Cargo Securement
  • Vacuum Truck
  • Class 3 Driver
  • OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitor
  • Flag Person (Alberta)
  • OSSA Fall Protection
  • Forklift Operator Safety
  • Power Line Hazards
  • Hazard Assessment
  • H2S Alive (Enform)
  • Occupational Health & Safety, OH&S
  • WHMIS GHS Training
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • Oilfield Transportation (“Swamper”) Training
  • Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS) (ACSA)
  • Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) (Canada Safety Council)
  • Ground Disturbance Level 201 Supervisory Course
  • Standard First Aid with CPR/AED, Level C (St. John’s Ambulance)


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A view of the cab of one of our late model Freightliner Cascadias

Class 3 Driver Training Course Individual Course Descriptions


Air Brakes Training is intended to provide information on laws regulations and correct procedures required to drive a vehicle equipped with an Air Brake System as used on trucks, tractors, and buses.  It is mandatory for the driver of an air-brake equipped vehicle to have an air brake endorsement on their license.


Upon completion of Class 3 Driver Training, you will demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of a Class 3 driver, including regulations, safe driving practices, vehicle performance and inspections and responsibilities.


Construction Safety Training Systems is a general construction safety awareness program for workers in the construction industry.   This course gives a general overview of various health and safety topics and is a pre-entry requirement for many construction industry work sites. CSTS Training at M.E.T.I.


This course is designed for individuals who are involved in day-to-day operations where workers and the general public are exposed to traffic hazards created by vehicles and/or equipment. Safety precautions must be implemented for the protection of personnel who come into contact with the construction zone. Flag Person (Alberta) Training provides information about standardized flagger procedures in the construction industry in Alberta.


Security of loads on vehicles is a matter of public safety and is, therefore subject to government regulations.  After completing Cargo Securement Training, you will understand the loading and securing of specific types of commodities and inspecting of secured loads for compliance with the North American Cargo (NSC) Securement Standard. By following the NSC Securement Standard, you, as a Class 3 Driver, will be in full compliance with Provincial, Federal, and the United States’ regulations.

Cargo Securement and Handling Training NSC Standard 10


Forklift Operator Safety Training will provide the knowledge required for the safe operation of “lift trucks” in compliance with provincial and federal regulations. During the hands-on portion of the training, you will have the opportunity to drive a forklift and must demonstrate the knowledge and the understanding of the inherent dangers while operating a forklift.

Forklift Operator Safety Training Class 3 driver training


Ground Disturbance Level 201 Supervisory Training is a comprehensive guide to Ground Disturbance and meets the requirements for Level 201 (Supervisor Level). It is designed for anyone who may be required to undertake a ground disturbance or work in proximity to a ground disturbance in Canada.  Students will have the knowledge required to develop, plan and implement any kind of ground disturbance in a safe and effective manner.


H2S Alive Training (Enform)H2S Alive Training (Enform) is intended for all workers in the petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The primary focus is to provide generic H2S course content to help workers work safely in and around H2S environments. H2S Alive Training (Enform) covers the physical properties and health hazards of H2S, how to protect oneself and basic rescue techniques. Each student is required to operate a self-contained breathing apparatus and a detector tube device, and to perform rescue lift and drag exercises.


Hazard Assessment Training provides you with a background for assessing, identifying and controlling hazards in the workplace. You will gain an understanding of the meaning of Due Diligence and the necessary procedures to assess a work area for hazards.


OH&S (NS) Training provides a thorough introduction of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Trainees learn about the standards that should be adhered to and the issues in creating a safe and healthy work environment.


Upon completion of Oilfield Swamper Training, you will have a working knowledge of the role of a swamper in the oil and gas industry.  The aim of Oilfield Swamper Training is to provide you with an understanding of the role of a swamper on bed trucks, picker (boom) trucks, and vacuum trucks.


Upon completion of the OSSA Regional Orientation Program, a worker will be able to present their credential to any of the Oil Sands Safety Association Member Company sites (Shell Albian Sands Energy Inc., Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., and Syncrude Canada Ltd.) as proof of completing the required site access orientation.


OSSA Confined Space Entry will give you an introduction to the hazards associated with entering confined spaces and to ensure that you demonstrate a basic understanding of the methods of controlling these risks.

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Our Construction & Oilfield Driver – Class 3 Driver Training Course gives you the opportunity to operate both 13- speed and 18-speed trucks; training which better prepares you for the workforce.


The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic principles of fall prevention and protection, as well as types of fall protection systems available and the most appropriate use for each of them.  The program also covers the requirements to comply with the current Alberta Occupational Health and Safety standards in fall protection.



Upon completion of power Line Hazards Training, you will have knowledge of the hazards associated with working near power lines.  In addition, you will be aware of the relevant provincial regulations and types of controls that can be utilized to prevent injuries and property damage.


The Canada Safety Council’s Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) Training is an established program that meets the needs of today’s complex traffic environment. PDIC Training helps professional drivers improve their defensive driving techniques. Upon completion of PDIC Training, you will have a better understanding of how to prevent collisions, deliver cargo safely and on time, reduce costs and maintain good driving habits.

PDIC Training


This course is designed to meet industry, business and government requirements. Standard level first aid is a modular course for those who want to learn more first aid skills. This is a two-day course that includes CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training.



TDG Training is of benefit to all individuals who are involved in the handling and transporting of dangerous goods and provides training on the proper procedures for the shipping of dangerous goods. Topics covered include Regulations and Procedures, Classification, Labels and Markings, Documentation, and Procedures for reporting leaks or accidents.


This course was developed with industry to give students the skills employers look for, along with a working knowledge of the safe and efficient operation of a vacuum truck.

Train to operate a vacuum truck with our Class 3 Driver Training Course.

WHMIS GHS TRAINING (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System -Globally Harmonized System )

WHMIS GHS provides information on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).  Topics include chemical properties and hazards, classifying controlled products, supplier label, workplace label and MSDS, SDS (material safety data sheets and Safety Data Sheets).


Our Class 3 Driver Training Course includes training on a modern, industry standard highway tractor, like our 2012 Freightliner Cascadia.

Class 3 Driver Training Course Admissions Process

Our admission team is here to help you through our enrollment process. All you need to bring us is:

  • A completed application form
  • A completed Nova Scotia Class 3 Driver’s Medical that is current within the last 3 months
  • Proof of your education to date
  • A valid Class 5 license level with “N” removed if on graduated licensing
  • A Driver’s Abstract that is current within the last 3 months

Class 3 Driver Course Financial Services

Our Admissions team is here to help you with any financial questions you have about your program, including funding options which might be available to you. To speak to an Admissions Officer call METI at 902-539-9766 or email training@metiatlantic.com

Class 3 Driver Course Funding Options

Come in and talk with our student services team about possible funding options which may be available to you.

Class 3 Driver Course Financial Aid Options

Student Line of Credit
This is a loan obtained through your financial institute that can help you pay for tuition, books, living expenses and more. METI works with RBC and many other institutes.

Payment Plans
Maritime Environmental Training Institute offers flexible payment options for individuals not using third party funding or financial aid. To discuss these options, call us to speak to an Admissions Officer.

More Benefits To Taking Our Class 3 Driver Training

  • Our Construction & Oilfield Driver – Class 3 Driver Training Course gives you the opportunity to operate both 13- speed and 18-speed trucks which better prepares you for the workforce.
  • The Construction and Oilfield Driver (Class 3) Program will give you a competitive advantage as a trained and certified professional driver.
  • Many Oilfield employees are required to have certification in H2S Alive, First Aid, WHMIS and Ground Disturbance 201, as well as their Class 3 license which are all included in the program. You will get them with us.
  • Class 3 equipment that you will use on the jobsite and knowledgeable instructors provide an ideal educational atmosphere for all students, ensuring optimal preparedness for you.

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Joe Pembroke is seen here addressing Construction & Oilfield Driver – Class 3 Driver Training grads.

Your Class 3 Driver Ticket

Your Class 3 Driver Ticket is provided on completion of this Class 3 Driver Training Course. Whether you are looking for a Class 3 Driver Ticket, a Class 3 Driver Certificate, or completion of a Class 3 Driver course, this is the correct course.

Upon completion of this Class 3 Driver training Course, you will receive a Wall Size Class 3 Driver Ticket or Class 3 Driver Certificate (call it what you will), that will show prospective employers that you have the right credentials.

Your Class 3 Driver Certificate

A Class 3 Driver Certificate is required by prospective employers. We keep your records on file permanently. Feel free to have your prospective employer contact METI to confirm your Class 3 Driver Certificate.

For information, please contact us at (902) 539-9766, or send us an email at training@metiatlantic.com for more information.

METI’S Ongoing Community And Industry Involvement


Joe Pembroke, CEO of Maritime Environmental Training Institute and Suzin Burchell, METI’s Operations Manager, cutting the ribbon at the official opening of the Family Room in the Pediatric Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. It is with the support of the community that made this possible and we are proud to be able to give back. Thank you from the METI team.


November, 2016 – METI staff welcomes Traci Curry, Suncor Turnaround, to a tour of our Sydney, NS facility.
METI is very proud to be work have been recognized and to be partnered with Suncor Energy as a training provider for future turn-arounds.