Available Government Grants

ROAD RUNNER DRIVING SCHOOL TRUCK Training has earned a solid reputation as driving school in Calgary. We know that you may not afford the MELT program. Therefore, we can assist you in determining whether you are qualified for any of the existing incentives. Please feel free to contact us so that we can help you with exploring your choices right now!



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Applicants must submit an application form, supporting documentation, and participate in an interview to be considered for the grant.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Meet all requirements to get a Class 1 driver’s licence, excluding training and testing requirements the grant will support, namely:
    • Hold an Alberta non-probationary driver’s licence. This means be at least 18 years of age, have exited from the Graduated Driver Licensing Program, can apply for a commercial driver’s licence, have passed a vision screening, and be a resident of Alberta.
    • Have a satisfactory Alberta driver’s medical examination report.
  • Be unemployed or under-employed (receiving Employment Insurance or working 29 hours or fewer per week on average) and able to financially support oneself for the duration of training.
  • Meet Canadian citizenship requirements (Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or convention refugee) and legally entitled to work and train in Canada. Refugees under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act must have:
    • convention refugee status
    • a notice of decision issued
    • a valid work permit
    • applied for and received a study permit
  • Have a clean 3-year driver’s abstract with no demerits, licence cancellations, or suspensions.
  • Be ready, willing, and able to participate in training (assessed in an interview).
  • Planning to seek full-time employment in the commercial transportation industry (assessed in an interview).
  • Have sufficient English language skills to succeed in driver training and testing as commercial licensing is only available in English (assessed in an interview).

Grant includes

  • Air Brake Program
  • Air Brake Knowledge Test
  • Class 1 Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) Program
  • Class 1 MELT Knowledge Test
  • Class 1 MELT Road Test

Funding Highlights as below:

Grant recipients will receive one-time funding (Approximately $ 9400.00) for the eligible candidates.

How to apply

Step 1. Fill out and submit the Driving Back to Work Grant Application Form

Fill out the Driving Back to Work Grant Application and send the form to:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Mail:
    Ballad Group
    950, 10104 103rd Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta Canada
    T5J 0H8
    Phone: 1-855-295-7180
  • Website: Ballad Group

If you have any questions or need help filling out your application, contact Ballad Group directly.
For more information, read the Driving Back to Work Grant Program Applicant Guide.

Financing Programs

Click the link below to see if you are eligible for financing to help you get started on your journey towards becoming a commercial driver!


To be eligible for a Windmill micro-loan, you must:

Be an immigrant and a Permanent Resident, Protected Person, Convention Refugee, Provincial Nominee, Canadian Citizen or Temporary Foreign Worker with an open work permit*.

Be an internationally-trained individual requiring licensing, re-training or relocation to achieve your career goals and/or have a minimum of one year post-secondary work experience before coming to Canada.

Have landed in Canada.

Not have an undischarged bankruptcy.

Wndmill will borrow up to $15000 dollars with 6% interest application will take up to 2 weeks.

Anyone can apply for this LENDCARE loan, the interest variate between 9.5% to 29.9% depending of your credit, application pre- approval will be immediately, amount to apply is $7500 dollars payment will be sent directly to the driving school. There is not penalty if pay before the due date.