Looking for a job that enables you to travel all over Canada along with a handsome salary? Try Truck Driving in Canada. The Canadian Trucking industry is facing a scarcity of workforce to maintain the supply chain within the country. This scarcity has induced new job opportunities for many immigrants.
If you have read our first blog on Preparing for Truck Driver Job Part 1: Questions You’ll Be Asked, you will definitely want to read this article in detail.
We have mentioned the mandatory visa requirements for immigrants in search of a steady career in truck driving.
Due to the scarcity, the companies find it difficult to source truck drivers, locally, within the boundaries of Canada and thus try to find skilled workforce from foreign countries. To understand the complete immigration, we have mentioned the process of Canada Immigration.
Before hiring the foreign workers, there are a few immigration requirements that the company has to adhere to. In this requirement, the company has to acquire a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before the skilled workers from other countries can apply. The LMIA document gives a green light to fetch more workforce from foreign countries.
There is no specific visa for truck drivers, but if you are interested then you will have to apply through a Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
We have mentioned the pre-requisites that a person has to meet in order to apply for Canada immigration.
For immigrants, this is the most crucial document as this allows them to stay in Canada on a temporary basis. This document also allows the immigrants or applicants to prove their intentions through showing willingness and preparedness towards leaving Canada on the completion of the applicant’s work tenure. This will develop good faith among the immigration officers and prove that you are well-capable to live in your own country and Canada is not your exit plan.
TFWP also stands as an eligibility document of support. It implies that you can either support your own stay or have someone to support your stay, while you are working in Canada. If there are no means to support your stay, the immigration officials will believe that you are more likely to fall for social assistance, denying your application towards TFWP.
Note: If you have ever been denied an entry into Canada or have been removed from any foreign country (including Canada), it can bar you from getting hired under the TFWP.
In the following cases, a LMIA is not necessary while working as a Truck Driver in Canada:
In order to extend the employees work permit, the employer has to send in their copy of LMIA and job offer letter, stating the salary, designation and other additional details of the temporary position. The Canadian Immigration Department will then look into it.
If you fall under the cases that are exempted from LMIA, then we can help you further to get settled in the trucking industry. Being the best driving school in Toronto, S&A Sprint Driving School not only imparts driving lessons but assists all the students in being prepared for the interview and successfully getting the job.
We have answered a few common questions in the first part of our blog- Preparing for Truck Driver Job Part 1: Questions You’ll Be Asked. To get more help or in case of any inquiry, you
can contact us at 416 222 4190. We are ready to help you develop a successful truck driving career!