Spare School Bus Driver


First for a reason
First Student is the largest school transportation provider in North America with more than a century of experience providing safe and reliable transportation. We work with 1,250 school districts in 39 states and 8 Canadian provinces carrying approximately five million students in 21,000 schools daily.

First thingsFirst: Who are we?
Twice the size of our next largest competitor,First Studentis the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. Every day, we complete 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industrys strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services to 1,100 school districts.We are now hiring Spare School Bus Drivers in Burnside, NS

Why join as aSchool Bus Driver?For many reasons

  • $22.43/HR starting wage; depending on experience
  • No experience necessary! We train!
  • FREE Training
  • Hours are not guaranteed as driver starts out position as a spare driver
  • Additional hours may available depending on route and experience
  • Child ride along program may be available – speak to Manager for details
  • No nights or weekend

About the Position

  • Join our team of professional drivers dedicated to getting students to and from school safely
  • Drivers enjoy the support of our industry leading technology to guide them through their daily routes
  • Prioritize vehicle maintenance by conducting pre and post trip vehicle inspections
  • Provide support to students by assisting with boarding and exiting the bus
  • Must be physically fit as you may need to lift children and be able to move and tie down wheel
    chairs which will require you to bend, kneel and stretch, push and pull


  • Good verbal communication skills
  • At least 21 years old
  • Valid drivers license for at least 2 years
  • Patience, Caring, attention to detail and communication skills are a must
  • Undergo & pass a Ministry prescribed medical examination & Background checks
  • You must provide your driving abstract from Access Nova Scotia
  • Pass a medical for a class 2 license
  • Completion of two tests at Access Nova Scotia before taking your road test for your class 2B license

Apply today to join our team!

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. We encourage applications from women, persons with a disability, Indigenous peoples and members of a visible minority. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all. First is committed to providing reasonable accommodation at all stages of the hiring process and encourage all applicants who may require such accommodation to let us know.

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