What are some of the new program changes?

Due to the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, this fall, we will be offering a modified Driver Z program that includes virtual classes, in place of a physical classroom, via the Webex meeting platform. The program includes ten, 2 hour weekly sessions and currently includes in-car lessons with additional safety protocols.

  • Students and parents/co-pilots must attend the Kick-off virtually, which is held on the first
    online class session.
  • Students must provide an email address when they register so they can access the online
    application and receive course-relevant communication, including email invitations to the virtual
    class sessions.
  • Students must complete online learning prior to their first virtual class lesson

When does registration for the upcoming term begin?
Registration for the fall 2020 term will begin on September 3, 2020.

Courses for the fall 2020 term (includes courses with a start date between October 1 and December 31)are available on Course Finder now, and additional courses may be added in the coming weeks.

As students will not be physically attending Driver Z classes, knowledge tests and vision screening will
be performed at a designated location.

Where can students go for information?

  • Course Information: mpi.mb.ca under Driver Education Driver Z Course Finder
  • Driver Z Program Information: mpi.mb.ca under Driver Education MPI’s Driver Z Program

Where do students go to pay and register?
Students can pay and register for courses at any Autopac agent or Manitoba Public Insurance Service Centre.

Will students be given priority to register for Driver Z courses at their own school?
As the course is virtual students will be allowed to attend a virtual course that is not necessarily based out the school they attend. To facilitate in-car lessons students will only be allowed to register in courses within a closer geographical area to where they attend high school.

How do students and co-pilots access the online learning?
Once students have registered, they will receive an email with instructions and an email invite to the virtual course closer to their course start date. They will be required to do the following:

  • Log in to Driver Z online to set up their account.
  • Complete Zone 1 (activities 1-29) before Kick-off. This takes approximately 12 hours to
    complete.
  •  Invite at least one co-pilot (and up to eight) through Driver Z online.
    • Co-pilots will also be required to log on and complete Zone 1 (activities 1-6) to be able
      to support the student and ensure all necessary tasks are finished to complete the
      program. This takes approximately two to three hours to complete.
    •  Access the virtual classroom via a link in the email invite 10 minutes prior to the start of the
      class.

It is important that students and co-pilots have separate email addresses to ensure they receive the appropriate emails for their role.
If you have any questions, please contact Driver Education by email or phone at (204) 985-7199 or tollfree at 1-800-261-9928.

Thanks again for being a vital part of the Driver Z team. Your commitment to preparing young drivers is making Manitoba roadways safer for everyone!