By | January 23, 2024
How to Apply for Trucker Jobs in Canada
Truck Driver
Who is a Truck Driver?

Who is a Truck Driver?

A truck driver is commonly known as a lorry driver in some countries and trucker or teamster in other countries. An truck driver is an individual who generally  drives truck in order to move goods via road transport from one point to the other to make a living.

Usually the driver takes the goods from the manufacturing site to distribution facilities and vice versa, then again delivers from sellers point to buyer’s or recipient’s chosen location.

Truck Driving in Canada?

For the past year( i.e 2021), truck driving has become high in demand in Canada because of the shortage of truckers and employer’s inability to hire fast. According to a source, Trucking HR Canada, it is known that Canada will recruit over 17,000 new truckers very year until 2025.

In Canada, truck drivers are forced to regulate in stipulated drive hours. Truckers are limited to 14 hours on duty in every 24-hour period. Additionally, there are cycles to reshuffle truckers.

Can a Foreigner work as a Truck Driver in Canada?


You need to apply for a work permit if you as a foreigner would want to work as a trucker in Canada.

Applying for a trucker job in Canada

How can Apply for a Trucking job in Canada with a Visa Sponsorship?

To b able to work as a trucker in Canada, you need first and foremost a work permit. There are   various ways to get a work visa sponsorship or permit as a trucker in Canada. Some of them are:

Through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)

The TFWP allows for foreign people from other countries to apply for jobs temporal jobs in Canada based on labour shortages they face.

So applying as a temporal foreign worker, you must apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment(LMIA) because a positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreigner to fill the job.

Through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is tailored towards providing employment to high skilled workers seeking for permanent residence in one of Canada’s Atlantic provinces. These provinces are Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

There are three programs in the Atlantic Immigration pilot, they are:

  • Atlantic International Graduate Program
  • Atlantic High-Skilled Program
  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

The PNP allows you to work as a trucker and live in one of the 11 provinces of Canada.

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