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Immigration as Truck Driver in Canada

The Canadian trucking industry needs drivers as the Unemployment rates in Canada are very low.  Sometimes it is difficult to find foreign truck driver in Canada who are qualified enough.

That is why Canadian Trucking companies are now hiring workers (Truck Driver in Canada) from foreign countries to work in Canada for full-time employment. Around 200,000 skilled workers come to work in Canada every year.

Immigration as Truck Driver in Canada

Truck Driver in Canada

Eligibility to apply

  • The age should be within 25 to 55 years.
  • You must not have any police record for the last 5 years
  • Driver’s license must have accident free record.
  • Must have a Class 1A driver’s license.
  • Must have a temporary employment offer from an employer in Canada.
  • You should have a Temporary Foreign Worker Permit from Home Resources and Skill Development of Canada.
  • Proof of English Skills, IELTS (CLB 5)
  • Certificate of secondary Education

Commercial Driving License

To get a commercial Driving license, you must have a G or Class 5 license. In British Colombia, you must have a two and a half year of driving experience. Then you have to pass written test for traffic Rules and signs. After the In-class training and On-Road training is provided by a certified instructor. Then you need to book a road test with Drive Test Center. On qualifying this test, a Commercial Driving License will be issued to the beneficiary.

Temporary Foreign Worker Permit

The TFWP allows Canadian employers to hire people from outside of Canada to fill temporary jobs and skills shortages when Canadian Citizens aren’t available to do so.

Basic Steps to apply

  • The employer has to apply for LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment)
  • The temporary job offer of the truck drivers needs to be extended by the employer
  • The truck drivers can apply for work permits
  • The permit is issued

Labour Market Impact Assessment(LMIA)

A Labour Market Impact Assessment(LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker. A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to do this job.

Immigration as Truck Driver in Canada

Truck Driver in Canada

LMIA is not require for truck drivers in the following cases.

  • Workers under NAFTA
  • Post graduates who hold temporary work permit
  • Working holiday permit holders
  • Intra Company assignee’s

Extension of Truck Driver Temporary Job Offer in Canada (Truck Driver in Canada).

To extend the temporary job offer of the truck drivers an employer should send a copy of LMIA and job offer letter to them. The job offer letter should include-job profile, Salary details, Requirement of the temporary position, Proper details of the employer and other important information. The job offer with LMIA must be granted by the Canadian Immigration Department.

Work permits to work as Truck Driver in Any Canadian Province

Canada has a very good reputation in the global market that’s why many foreign truck drivers want to go to Canada for truck driving (Truck Driver in Canada). After getting LMIA foreign workers must apply for work permit before they start working in Canada.

Drivers coming without Visa can apply for work permit at Canadian Border. It is the simplest process. Those who want work permit and Visa both, can either apply online or send an application to us. 

Stay in Canada after work permit Expires.

Long-haul truck drivers who want to stay in Canada after their work permit expires can apply to few provinces which apply immigration option especially for them. The few provinces with the facility are British Columbia, Alberta, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan. For all the above process you can take help from the immigration consultancy but make sure they have got the license from Canadian Government.

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