Canada Immigration Programs For Truck Drivers – One of Canada’s most in-demand professions is and will always be long haul truck drivers. Because the country is so incredibly massive with cities, towns, and communities scattered across the vast expanse of land, moving goods from the east coast to the west coast and everywhere in between will always remain a high priority.
This is why the Canadian immigration department has made it a high priority for provinces with industries that require heavily on transport to bring in as many foreign truck drivers as possible, because if there aren’t enough truck drivers, the economy suffers, it’s that simple. So as it turns out, one of the best ways to become a permanent resident in Canada is to have a job offer as a long-haul truck driver.
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Provinces with Immigration Programs for Truck Drivers
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category; one of the occupations specifically listed for this immigration stream is long haul truck drivers. You will need to work full-time for your employer for nine consecutive months before applying for permanent residency. During this time you should gather proof of the following requirements:
Canada Immigration Programs For Truck Drivers
have a full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer in either NOC 3413 (Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates) or NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers);
- have 1 year of work experience related to the job;
- be 21 to 55 years old;
- have a high school diploma;
- have the appropriate training, skills, and/or accreditation for the job;
- prove language ability equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4 even if your first language is English or French;
- show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia.
The province of Nova Scotia is Atlantic Canada’s most populous and industrious province. The capital city of Halifax has a population of around 430,000 people and trucking is a massive part of the province’s economy. The port of Halifax is also Canada’s largest east coast port, so it goes without saying that if you are looking for truck driver jobs in Canada for foreigners, this is where you want to look.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is another option for truck drivers who want to become permanent residents of Canada with a job offer in Nova Scotia. The pilot also makes provision if you have a job offer in one of the three other Atlantic provinces; New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador or Prince Edward Island. The program’s list of eligibility requirements is just about the same as for the provincial nomination programs, but it provides a slightly easier and quicker route (shorter processing times) as the program was created to address critical labour shortages in Atlantic Canada, one of which is truck drivers.
New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program
Skilled Worker Stream – much the same as the Nova Scotia PNP, New Brunswick offers permanent residency to those who meet the minimum eligibility requirements and have a valid job offer from an employer in the province. The province also offers some of the most competitive salaries for long-haul truck drivers, with salaries ranging from $40,000 to $70,000 a year. There are also numerous opportunities for delivery truck drivers, albeit for a lower wage.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
In-Demand Skills Stream – the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario is available to foreign workers with a job offer in specific in-demand occupations, such as construction, agriculture, trucking or personal support work. You will also require 9 months of work experience in Ontario before you are eligible for this stream. Language and education requirements are the same as in Nova Scotia, and every other province on this list. Finally, you must have legal status to live in Ontario and you must demonstrate the intention to settle and live in Ontario on a full-time basis.
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