Truck driving is one of the most in-demand jobs in Canada because there is always a need to transport goods from one part of the vast country to another.
Statistics also show that in the next 5 years, Canada will face a shortage of over 500,000 truck drivers.
There are a lot of ways that drivers can immigrate to Canada. These are
1. Temporary Workers’ Program
Apply online for a job as a truck driver in Canada. Once you are given employment, your employer will send you an offer letter. The advantage of using this process is that you will get all the necessary training and benefits that will help you when you want to apply for permanent residency The lowest CRS score that is needed before the immigration office can invite you for an interview is 449, and the cut off mark for getting permanent residency is 450.
2) Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
These are immigration programs that are run by different territories and provinces to help tackle specific labor shortages. There are a lot of benefits attached to this program. If you are nominated by a province to work as a truck driver, you instantly get a 600 CRS score that can help you gain permanent residency.
Some of the requirements for gaining a PNP are:
- Candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 50.
- The candidate must have at least secondary school diploma.
- Previous employer’s letter of recommendation.
- Candidates must have at least 3 years of truck driving experience.
- Candidates must have a Canadian language proficiency (CLP) score of at least 5.
3) Express Entry
Canada opens its immigration window to skilled and trained transportation workers who want to work in Canada. You are invited to work as a truck driver through an express entry, the driver is automatically given 200 bonus CRS points to help when applying for permanent residency.