Position Description

School Bus Driver - Hiring Bonus Available!
Location SOUTHLAND Lethbridge
Job Code 9299
# of openings 8
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School Bus Driver - $500 Hiring Bonus Available for existing Class 1 or 2 Drivers!

Location: Lethbridge, AB

SOUTHLAND Transportation is pleased to be providing student transportation services in Lethbridge starting in 2021.  We take pride in hiring locally and are currently seeking dedicated and safety-minded School Bus Drivers to join our team! This is an essential role that offers job security, a flexible schedule and allows you to make a difference on the front line by transporting our children to school safely.

We are currently offering a $500 hiring bonus for existing Class 1 or 2 drivers.  Receive $250 on your first pay and the remaining $250 following probation.

The health and safety of our employees and passengers has always been our top priority. In response to COVID-19, we have implemented the following additional safety protocols:

  • Safe and distanced interview process including virtual interviews and online onboarding
  • Personal protective equipment provided
  • Buses assigned to one driver wherever possible for fewer touch points
  • Thorough wipe down of all high contact areas in the workplace (including buses) to be completed twice daily
  • Sanitizing bus interiors with Health Canada-approved disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer stations in offices

This is an opportunity to be part of a growing company that offers competitive wages, professional growth, and work-life balance. This opportunity is perfect for existing School Bus Drivers in the area, stay-at-home parents, or entrepreneurs/retirees!

Why You Should Choose SOUTHLAND

  • Competitive wages, bonuses, and flexibility within your personal life
  • Modern fleet
  • Evenings, weekends, school holidays (Christmas, Spring Break etc.) and summers off
  • Free training
  • Referral bonuses
  • Save on daycare - bring up to two pre-school aged children with you
  • Employee recognition programs such as long service awards, safety awards, employee recognition banquets
  • Mentorship program, professional development, employee engagement opportunities, and a chance to advance in a growing company
  • Employee engagement and improvement sessions
  • Nationally recognized professional driver training program

Hours of Work

  • Monday to Friday - no mandatory nights or weekends
  • Split shifts (approximately 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon)

Job Description

As a School Bus Driver, you will be driving approximately 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. Drivers work during the school year and are given time off in July and August.


  • Valid Class 2S driver’s license (will provide license upgrade training from Class 5)
  • Five years of driving experience; minimum two years of winter driving experience in Canada
  • 5-year driver’s abstract
  • Must have a safe driving record
  • Undergo drug and alcohol testing, criminal record search, vulnerable sector clearance and reference checks
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