How to Get a Canada Work Visa as a Truck Driver?

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Canada is home to thousands of India migrants travelling every year. In fact, Indians have one of the largest diasporas in the country. People in search of quality higher education, work or leisure frequently choose Canada as their dream destination. There are great reasons for that like Canada being a hub for world-class universities, some of the biggest companies in the world and numerous touristic locations. Rudraksh Immigration Group could help you achieve the dream of becoming a truck driver in Canada.

There is a huge demand for drivers in Canada because the land of the country is humungous. The average age of truck drivers is around 48 years. Hence, they need younger people who have a long-term plan of settling down in Canada. That is a great opportunity for you to migrate there. There are 3 types of truck drivers that you could become:

1. Long Distance Truck Driver

2. Bulk Goods Truck Driver

3. Automobile Carrier Driver

In order to apply for any of these, you need a work permit. There are generally 3 main types of programs through which you could secure a work permit to work as a truck driver in Canada:

1. Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)

2. Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

3. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

For TFWP, there is a need for a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) certificate. This certificate is provided by your employer. This proves that the job vacancy that you are applying has no appropriate Canadian candidate or PR holder. That is why the employer is hiring a foreign national. There is all the information regarding the job like salary, perks, qualifications, experience required, etc. After getting a positive LMIA certificate, you can apply as a Temporary Foreign Worker. You have the option of choosing trucking as the profession and submit the relevant documents.

Under the AIPP, you can opt to apply in one of the 4 provinces:

1. New Brunswick

2. Nova Scotia

3. Prince Edward Island 

4. Newfoundland and Labrador

The process of application is fairly straightforward. You need to gather all the documents related to your work experience, academic qualifications, insurance, passport, profession, etc. You must have experience of working for 1 year at a job that requires a formal high school education. Submitting all these documents will allow the authorities to verify your application and award a work permit.

For the PNP, one must choose any 1 province depending on the kind of job vacancies related to your field of work. If you find a job in any province, make sure to check the requirements as various provinces have different qualification and migration policies. The procedure is standard. Once you find a suitable vacancy, you must submit all the required documents and wait for the authorities to thoroughly check these documents. If you meet the conditions, you will be invited to apply for the work permit.

In all of the cases, once you land in Canada on temporary work permit, you could gain experience at any trucking firm and apply for a permanent residency if you get a permanent work offer from the employer. If you find this process too complicated, you can contact Rudraksh Immigration Group. Their experienced staff will guide you through it effortlessly.