Admissions Process for Local, Regional and National Students

Class 1 Driver Admission
Class 3 Driver & Earthmoving Operator Admissions  
Class 1 International Student Admissions 

The Admissions Process for Local, Regional, and National Applicants includes the following steps:

1. Complete the student application

You can pick up and drop off a copy of this form at our office at 301 Alexandra Street, Sydney, NS B1S 2E8 or download the application by clicking hereor here to complete the online application form. Please note, METI waives the application fee.  It does not cost to apply to our programs.

2. Education Requirements for Class 1  Driver and Earthmoving Operator (Must meet ONE of the following);

To be eligible for admission to METI’ s diploma/certificate programs, the applicant must have one of the following:

  • Proof of High School Completion
    • Submit official Grade 12 Transcript of Marks (If your high school does not have a copy of your transcript, please contact Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education for a copy.);
    • Original Diploma (to be photocopied by METI) ;
    • GED;
    • Level IV academic upgrading;
    • Successfully completion of a provincially recognized test showing an effective grade 12 equivalence;
    • Proof of Diploma Program Completion (Please note, this must be a 2 year diploma program approved by Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education)

Class 3  Driver

    • Proof of Grade 10 completion

If you do not meet the education requirements, have been Home-Schooled, graduated with an Individual Program Plan (IPP),  or you do not have recognized secondary education, you can still apply. You will need  to complete a standardized test of your academic readiness for METI’s programs. This testing is available at METI and an Admissions Team member will help you with the process.

3. Submit a Resume

Submit an up-to-date resume as part of the application process. Resumes should include education and work experience. If you have any questions about the detail required, please call us at (902) 539-9766.

4. Interview

Applicants may be required to participate in an interview either in person or by phone. The aptitude test is a proprietary test that may be administered by METI for applicants and does not determine acceptance.

5. Drop Off

Applicants can drop off the completed application in person or mail it to the school (301 Alexandra Street, Sydney, NS B1S 2E8) or the completed application can be sent via fax (902) 567-1029 or via email:

6. Registration

Once the complete application package has been submitted, it will be reviewed for admission.

  • When an acceptance letter is issued, the applicant will have to complete the Registration Process for their program.  A member of the METI Admissions Team will contact you to start the registration process.  There will also be a non-refundable $100 registration fee to reserve a seat for your program. Please note this registration fee will be applied towards your tuition when you begin your studies.
  • Seats are not guaranteed for applicants who do not complete the registration process and submit the  registration fee.
*Please note seats are limited and enrollment will be considered on a first received basis.

Please send the completed application:

via email:; or;
via fax (902) 567-1029 or;
by mail: 301 Alexandra Street, Sydney, NS B1S 2E8

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