How to sponsor candidates

You decide who to sponsor. No one understands your recruitment needs better than you, so you screen and select the candidates you wish to sponsor. Review your potential candidate’s application package as an added information tool during your screening process.

Agree on the terms of employment

Before you can sponsor a recruit you and the driver candidate must agree to the terms of employment, including rate of pay* and hours to be worked. The program requires that you prepare a contract between your company and the candidate. The contract should address the areas outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding, including:

  • Contract duration
  • Job description and duties
  • Work schedule
  • Wages and deductions
  • Notice of resignation or termination of employment
  • Carrier coaching commitments
  • Carrier mentoring commitments

*Candidate's pay must be in compliance with federal and provincial regulations.

Sign a sponsorship letter

Next, your firm signs your select candidate’s sponsorship letter to confirm that you agree to sponsor his or her on-the-job training, mentoring and provide employment. Please consult with your candidate on which approved driving school you would like them to approach for enrollment. Once the candidate has enrolled, they must provide the sponsorship letter to the Program Administrator.

For more information about the Entry Level Professional Truck Driver Training Program, contact:

Entry Level Professional Truck Driver Training Program
Attention: Program Administrator
25 Bunting Street
Winnipeg, MB R2X 2P5
Ph: 204-632-6600 or toll-free 1-866-820-1317
Fax: 204-694-7134

Developed and funded by Manitoba Public Insurance, the Entry Level Professional Truck Driver Training Program was created with input from members of the local trucking industry and the Manitoba Trucking Association.