Here are some of the reasons why A-1 Driving School has been around for over 40 years:

  • A-1 Driving School Ltd. is a Ministry-Approved Beginner Driver Education Course Provider.
  • We are recognized by the insurance industry and successful graduates of our 40-hour Beginner Driver Education Program will be certified with the Ministry of Transportation.
  • The 12 month waiting period between your G1 and G2 is reduced to 8 months.
  • We have some of the best trained instructors in Canada including two Master Instructors. (We train/teach instructors how to train/teach drivers.)
  • We have former examiners from the Ministry of Transportation on staff.
  • Our team is that highly trained that we provide driver training to some of the most elite and specialized drivers – the Police Services and EMS personnel.
  • Our in-class program has been continuously updated and fine-tuned over the past three decades. We offer some of the most up-to-date driver training programs available in Canada.
  • One of our instructors received the Governor General Award for Exemplary Service as a Paramedic.
  • We are a “Customer Driven” company – your questions and concerns will be efficiently addressed and resolved by our full-time Office Manager (Lise Lafontaine) between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
  • In-town pick-up for in-car lessons
  • Clean, air-conditioned vehicles
  • BDE Graduates with a Driver’s Licence History may be eligible for an insurance discount.
  • The Driver’s Licence History provides proof of successful completion and graduation from a BDE course and is widely recognized by the insurance industry as proof of course completion.
  • Not only do we know exactly what is required for passing the road test, we know how to impact your driving habits for years to come.

We take care to provide the services our customers tell us they want.

  • Weekend and day courses
  • Short waiting times to start driving
  • Small, easily maneuverable cars
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Patient instructors

The art of teaching and facilitating driver learning is very specialized. This type of teaching requires a great deal of patience and understanding, to say nothing of the amount of technical expertise that an instructor must possess. Our teaching methods reflect the most recent and contemporary research of traffic safety, teaching, and social change. We incorporate these methods while accommodating the individual differences of our clients.

What our students say about us

Open and honest reviews from some of our past students.

After driving for a few years with a G1, I still didn’t have the confidence to take the exit road test. That’s when I signed-up for A1. In class, Gene made us feel welcome and offered thorough explanations for a variety of driving situations. In car, Sally corrected my poor driving habits constructively, and not only prepared me for my G1 exit, but for a lifetime of safe driving.

Shannon M, G1 Driver
When I finally got serious about obtaining my license I called A-1 Driving School for private lessons. Luckily I was matched with Cindy who with much patience and expertise helped me correct my bad driving habits, learn new improved skills and be a safer driver. Cindy’s training paid off when I passed my G2 on my first try with no errors! Now at 38 I have my own car and I can stop at an intersection and ask myself is this a good green light or a bad green light! Cindy has given me the tools and ability to be a safe, confident driver.
Pauline, New Driver
Hi Sally, I just wanted to say Thank You for being an amazing instructor for both of my children. My son Joseph was the first to have you for an instructor. You helped him understand the importance of road safety and were very patient with him. Joseph passed his G2 on his first attempt and then the next year we called you to help refresh his skills to get his G. He also passed after his first attempt. After seeing his success with your guidance it was a no brainer to have you teach my daughter Bree. Bree passed her G2 on her first try, thanks to you. See you next year Sally to help Bree refresh her skills and get ready to take her G. Thanks again for going out of your way to help accommodate the kids busy schedule.
Heidi, Parent
As a parent of two children who have benefited from A-1 driving school in different ways. Our oldest, gained skills through one on one lessons while our youngest gained both skills and confidence through the in class and in-car lessons. In the end, all because of the talented and patient instructors of A-1 driving.
Carrie, Parent
From my first in class to my last in-car lesson, I have gained confidence in both my driving and in myself. The instructors took the time to teach me skills that I will be able to use and apply in my driving future.
Megan, New Driver