Truck driving jobs in Canada
By: Drivers.com staff
Date: Thursday, 08. July 2010
Here at Drivers.com, we have been responding to an increasing number of queries from overseas truck drivers looking for jobs in Canada, the US or Australia. This interest has prompted us to write a series of guides for overseas drivers seeking jobs in these countries. The first country we will cover in this series is Canada.
What are the job opportunities for truck drivers in Canada?
If you are looking for international truck driving jobs then Canada is a pretty good bet at the moment, particularly for long-haul truck drivers. Although the trucking industry has been hit by the worldwide recession, there are signs of improvement and a quick Google search for ‘truck driving jobs Canada’ will return an impressive amount of results.
The following information is aimed at those trying to get a Work Permit for a trucking job in Canada, residency and visa issues will be covered in other articles as they are not immediately relevant.
Who can apply for truck driving jobs in Canada?
In order to get a Work Permit, you first of all need the work, and this of course involves applying for trucking jobs or approaching companies with your Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV). Firstly you will need to ascertain whether or not you are eligible to apply for a truck driving job in Canada.
Employment requirements for truck driving jobs in Canada:
- Completion of secondary school is usually required.
- On-the-job training is provided.
- A Class D licence is required to drive straight trucks.
- A Class A licence is required to drive articulated trucks.
- Air brake endorsement (Z) is required for drivers who operate vehicles equipped with air brakes.
- Transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) certification is required for drivers who transport hazardous products or dangerous goods.
[source: Working in Canada Report]
There are also additional local requirements which need to be met. Drivers applying for long distance driving jobs should have experience of distance hauling. Companies operating into the United States will not hire drivers with a criminal record and will often have a minimum age requirement of 21 years.
Anyone meeting the above criteria can apply for a truck driving job in Canada but there is often a preference for drivers from particular countries, “drivers from the UK, Europe, Israel, and India are preferred as there is a stronger likelihood that these drivers will have English language skills and experience driving trucks that are frequently used in Canadian companies (ie. Volvo.)”
[source: trucknews ]
How do I apply for a truck driving job in Canada?
In order to work in Canada you will need a Work Permit and to qualify for a Work Permit you need a job offer from a Canadian employer. The Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) then either reject or approve your application based on their assessment of the needs of the market and the legitimacy of the job offer.
Your Canadian work permit may have several conditions listed on it regarding the type of work you can do, the employer you can work for and how long you can work in Canada under this particular Work Permit.
Fast-track option for truck driving jobs
Each Canadian province (except Quebec) has their own unique Provincial Nomination Program which can be a quick and easy way into the Canadian Job Market. According to canadavisa.com “Participating provinces/territories sign agreements with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) that allow the provinces to directly select immigrants who meet the requirements they have established.”
Essentially the Provincial Nomination Program allows employers to directly apply for working permits for workers they wish to employ. The program uses the Occupations Under Pressure List which the occupation of ‘truck driver’ is often listed on. Any job on this list can be filled by a foreign worker under the Provincial Nomination Program.
Where to find jobs?
The best way to get into the fast-track program, as well as the best route to getting a Work Permit is to contact employers directly. We have a jobs section on drivers.com (see ‘related links’ at the end) or you could try many of the other Canadian jobs sites which we have also listed below.
Job titles in this category may vary from country to country so to help you in your search, we have listed a few common job titles used for truck drivers. These are:
truck driver, delivery driver, moving van driver, logging truck driver, long haul truck driver, bulk goods truck driver, dump truck driver, flatbed truck driver, logging truck driver, moving van driver, tow truck driver, tractor-trailer.
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SIR MY NAME IS THOMAS,I WORKED IN KUWAIT
FOR 22 YEARS,AS A TRUCK DRIVER,I HAVE KUWAIT DRIVING LICENCE,I WANT TO WORK IN
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YESHWANTH . V,
Respected Sir/Madam, This is Yeshwanth.V . I am from India. According to my "DRIVING LICENCE" , I have a Driving Experience of 3-4 years in LMV,HPV & HGV(6-10 ton passing). I would like to do a job in USA,UK. If there is any good and decent job, so please, contact with me on my number 009989292182(or)+919989292182.My education is S.S.C(Passed). My profession is Driver in India.I known the languages ENGLISH, HINDI, TELUGU. Thanking You. YOUR'S Faithfully (Yeshwanth.V) from INDIA.
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hie i am Zimbabwean national currently working in South Africa i have got two years experience working with extra heavy duty trucks i have always wanted to work in Cannada and my wife is also applaying for a place to do her masters in nutrition in Cannada
I'm looking for drivers with:
-at least 5 years tractor trailer experience with CGVW 80,000 lbs
-MUST be able to read and write in English
-Must know about HOS(Hours of service), weight limitation, trailer restrictions, pretrips, log books etc
-MUST be able to run team (2 guys in 1 truck)
-MUST have Class 1 or equivalent experience
-reefer experience is preferred
-I can help with the immigration process
-must be able to pass drug/alcohol test and meet multi entry Visa requirements for US
-company is based out of Vancouver,BC
if interested please reply to email@example.com
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ADR Categories: 2, 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8 & 9 Tanks & Packs
My skills in the field of warehousing and haulage are extensive and I consider myself a professional. You’ll find my communication skills well above average and I have had the opportunity to interact with very diverse populations and individuals of all ages. I can gather facts and put these facts into written materials; interpret rules, regulations and policies; plus function positively as part of a team. You can trust me to work unsupervised and meet deadlines. I also have 12 years British Military experience and the following proven abilities; Well organised, possessing a high level of self-discipline and loyalty, Health and safety certified, First aid at work certified (Lapsed), Stores and Warehousing NVQ Level 2 certified, Driving Heavy Goods Vehicle NVQ Level 2 certified,& Computer literate to a high standard.
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Jaison Poulose P
I am a long Haul truck driver with 5 years of experience.
I want to sattle in canada, so looking for a job with work permit.
I will pay all the expenses regarding work permit/ Visa.
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I want to add some more info. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org, I'm looking for anyplace in Canada but if there is anyone needing a truck driver in Vancover region I will be more than happy.
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I speak English, Spanish and Dutch. I'm from Spain but I have been living for more than 10 years in Holland.
00 31 0634831173.
Im ready to go ASAP.
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i have got heavy truck driving licence from abu dhabi i have 3 years experience at present i have no jobs your good sela is raquested to provide me with a job in yur country i have international driving licence from abu dhabi my name mustafa my father name fazalqadir pakistan peshawar hayatabad phase 3 street 2 my mobile number 009 23015 931479 my email mustafa_khan_dawar @yahoo.com
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I know this post is about Canada but a UK-based job just posted on another article on this site: pasted below --
Forties-oilfield services is recruiting for experienced Logistic mangers, Crane operators and Heavy Truck Drivers in Long distance trucking for gasoline hauling operations in the Northsea across the British Isle regions. Project plan is 2010 -2015.
a) Transportation/Logistic managers
b) Heavy Truck Drivers
c) Crane operators (d) e) Ware House workers
f) Auto Mechanics
Your response to this job offer should come along with attached resume/ CV at earliest via email: hr.fortiesoilfields @live.com
hello sir my self gurjeet singh i am indain and i have heavy licens and i want to work in canada so i hope u give me one chace to work there i have 5 year exp in doha qatar for have driver i wait ur ans sir thanks bye