CBVRCE 2023 CUPE-2523, Casual Bus Driver, Various Locations


The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education is responsible for the administration of the public school system within the boundaries of Cape Breton and Victoria Counties, supporting approximately 12,000 students in 38 schools. 


We foster a caring, dynamic, and creative environment that provides educational opportunities, promotes a love of learning, respect for others and challenges all persons to develop their full potential to become confident, versatile, lifelong learners and thinkers. We are committed to ensuring the success and achievement of all students within a culturally responsive, safe and inclusive school environment. 


The CBVRCE invites applications for the above-noted position as we work together to create success for all students in our region.  Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the students we serve.  The Centre for Education welcomes applications from Indigenous People, African Canadian and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities, members of the 2SLBGTQI++ community and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, we encourage you to apply and self-identify on your application.


Application Deadline:   Applications will be accepted at any time.


 Applicants must: 
●        upload a completed resume with their application 
●        upload copies of professional licenses, accreditations and certifications supporting qualifications required for the position. You must include a copy of your Driver's Licence and Driver's Abstract.
●       enter 3 work-related references (Managers or Supervisors are preferred)


If you require assistance to submit your application electronically, please contact the Human Resources Department at (902)564-8293.


HOURS OF WORK:  Various 

WORK TERM:   Casual on-call basis - 10 Month (September to June)

LOCATION:  Various schools/bus runs throughout the Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education.

RATE OF PAY:  $26.13 per hour (rates under review)



  • Grade 12 education or acceptable equivalent in experience and training.
  • Demonstrated ability to do work as required in the posted positions, and the ability to work with others and provide assistance.
  • Reliable and conscientious.
  • Acceptable record of attendance in previous employment.
  • Acceptable Abstract of Drivers License. 
  • Demonstrated high standard of safety, and ability to effectively relate to students.
  • Ability to do proper daily bus inspections and complete forms required.
  • Valid Standard First Aid.
  • Acceptable Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Checks
  • Class 1, 2 or 3 NS Driver’s Licence and 6 months’ experience driving large commercial vehicles (ie. large bus, semi-trailer/tractor trailer combinations, etc.) is preferred.
  • Air brake endorsement is an asset.



RESPONSIBLE TO:   Co-ordinator of Transportation

ROLE:   To drive a school bus on an assigned route  


  • Operate a school bus in accordance with all safety standards as prescribed by the laws of the Province of Nova Scotia and in accordance with School Board Policies and Procedures
  • Perform pre trip inspections at the beginning of each work day
  • Perform pre-trip inspections prior to extra/co-curricular trips
  • Complete all transportation related forms as required (Hours of Work, Route & Passenger Sheets, Daily Inspection Sheets, etc.)
  • Maintain discipline on school buses and follow Board Policies and procedures of incidents on buses.
  • Report all accidents in accordance with Board policy and procedures
  • Keep inside and outside of bus clean in accordance with Board standards
  • Reports mechanical problems to appropriate designate
  • Operate the school bus in accordance with route plan and schedule
  • Attend all driver inservices provided by the board
  • Other related duties as assigned





These positions are subject to a Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 5050 which may be accessed at https://cbvrce.ca/home/?q=cupe.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen to proceed in the hiring process will be contacted.