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Discover Your Passion
Our drivers come from all walks of life, and are caring, passionate and enjoy the work they do every day to make a difference in the lives of the students they transport.
Our Drivers Love What They Do
At Sharp, we are proud to say that our teams are made up of hardworking, passionate, and caring individuals who sincerely enjoy the work they do. If you are searching for something to be passionate about, or to make a difference in the lives of young people, Sharp is the answer you have been looking for.
Try us out – It could be the best decision you’ve ever made.
In their own words
Our drivers are passionate about what they do, and that translates into how they talk about what we achieve together. Check out some real testimonials from our drivers across Ontario.
"Thanks for Caring"
Treated great from managers to fellow drivers. 43 years and counting! Thanks for caring.
Joanne W. – Windsor Division
"Great company to drive for"
Great company to drive for! Very professional and courteous staff who are willing to help no matter the situation. Most definitely recommend people to this company.
Michelle W. – Niagara Division
"We're more than just a driver"
To so many of our kids, we’re more than just a driver. We make a difference in our kids’ lives. I’ve been a driver for 5 years, 3 of which have been with Sharp. Best move I’ve made was going to Sharp. And I love what I do.
Eleanor B. – Toronto Division
"They make you a part of their family"
Sharp Bus Lines is an amazing company to work for! They don’t make you feel like you’re just an employee or just a number, they make you a part of their family. I never felt so appreciated and welcomed for any other job than I do with Sharp. They are there to work with you through different routes so that it’s flexible and accommodating for your needs and/or family life. Hands down best bus company I’ve ever worked for!
Sophie V. – Simcoe County Division
"A great environment to learn"
I have worked with Sharp for 6 seasons as a driver and a trainer. The drivers are helpful and kind. The management is fair and supportive. My experiences have been fantastic over the years. This is a great environment to learn to professionally drive a bus and make a positive impact on the lives of children.
Steve A. – Hamilton Division
"The best decision I ever made!"
I worked for a different company and decided to switch over to Sharp, the best decision I ever made! The staff is great and so are the employees! Great company to work for!
Ruth E. – Niagara Division
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Join the ranks of thousands of drivers who have made the right decision to drive with Sharp.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What kind of licence do you need to have to drive a school bus?
To drive a school bus you are required to have a B or E class licence. Don’t have your bus licence? No problem – Sharp offers free in class and behind-the-wheel training and licence upgrading. Our P.R.I.D.E. certified trainers are recognized by the Ministry of Transportation for their dedication to training and have signing authority to upgrade your licence without ever visiting the MTO.
I only have my G licence, can I drive for Sharp?
Yes! To be eligible for our training program, all you need is a G-class Ontario Driver’s Licence. Our skilled and knowledgeable trainers will do the rest and help you to upgrade your licence to a B.
Will I have to get a background check?
In order to protect our riders, all drivers are required to pass a Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) and a Criminal Background Check prior to getting behind the wheel of a school bus.
Are there any upfront expenses to becoming a bus driver?
There are some up-front expenses you will have to incur in order to ensure you are fit to drive, however we offer compensation for many of these, which you will receive after your probationary period. These are:
- Driver Medical (1 time fee)
- Online Criminal Background Check (1 time fee)
- 3 year uncertified Driver’s Abstract (1 time fee)
- Vulnerable Sector Search (reimbursed after probationary period)
I am a full-time caregiver, can my children/ grand-children accompany me on the bus?
We have many parents/ grandparents/ caregivers that bring their children along for the ride. As long as there is space, it is safe, and it makes logistical sense, our Managers will do their best to accommodate you and your little one!
My child is a student at a school that Sharp services, can I drive their school bus?
If the route is available, we always try to accommodate what makes most sense for our drivers. Each request is made on a case-by-case basis, though, so this is something you would have to discuss with your Division Manager to be sure.
Can I park the bus at or near my home?
Many of our drivers who have extra space do opt to park their bus near their homes. As long as the space is secure, can be plugged in during the winter months and makes logistical sense, our Managers will do their best to accommodate offsite parking for our drivers who request it.
What does it pay?
Are you hiring in my location?
With 12 locations across Southern Ontario, we’re always hiring! Click here to see our list of division locations to see if we’re in your area!
Is there an age restriction to drive a school bus?
We do require our drivers to be at least 21 years of age, however there is no age cap! As long as you are able to successfully pass your Medical Screening and are deemed fit to drive by the MTO you can drive a bus with Sharp!