If you know how to drive a truck and you’d like to use this skill to migrate into Canada, then all you have to do is read this article to the end.
Believe it or not, truck driving is one of the most in-demand jobs for immigrants in Canada.
This is because Canada is such a large country with a small population, and the government is on the lookout for individuals to fill this employment space.
They have already made known their intention to introduce over 3 million workers into the Canadian economy in the next year, and truck drivers aren’t left out.
I’ve got some helpful information for you!
How To Get Work In Canada As A Driver
Getting a driving job in Canada is not as difficult as many may assume. The process is quite easy, as there are different programs designed for this.
The first thing you will need is a valid driver’s license as proof that you can drive a truck. You will also need to have a clean criminal record, as that will improve your chances of getting employed.
It is also required that you undergo a medical screening to ascertain your health status and determine if you are physically fit for the job.
Another thing you need to do is to learn the driving laws in Canada and pass a written test.
You can partake in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. This is what will give you entry into the country in the first place.
As you apply for this program, you must have the above-mentioned requirements in order or process before you can be considered.
Now it is up to the employer to present a job offer, and once this is done, you can then apply for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
If your application is successful and you begin working as a driver for your Canadian employer temporarily, you can apply to a specific province in Canada, expressing your interest to work there as a truck driver.
Once you have met all the necessary criteria, you will get an invite from the province to apply for a stream in the PNP (Provincial Nominee Program).
You will then get nominated for provincial subcategories like the “Long Haul Truck Driver Project”, which is a part of Saskatchewan’s Provincial Nominee Program Experience Category.
This route is designed to encourage trucking companies to bring long-haul truck drivers to Canada via the Temporary Foreign Worker Permit.
As long as you have followed the above-mentioned processes and you meet the criteria for the province you have chosen, you will be nominated and considered for residency.
The best part is, 600 points will be added to your ranking under the Comprehensive Ranking System score. And this will help you sit higher against your counterparts in the Entry System’s Pool.
This in turn will boost your chances of being pooled with the next round of applicants.