Looking at moving to Canada

Old Feb 22nd 2010, 2:10 am
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Good Afternoon everyone,

This is my first time on any expats forum, but from what i have seen, this is the way to get hands on advice from those of you who have taking the plunge and settled to a new life in Canada.

At this moment in time i am going through the thought process of looking into starting a new life in Canada after spending nearly 25 years with the Royal Air Force. The last couple of years have made it clear to me that i need a new challenge.

My question to anyone that could help in my quest for guidance is this;

I don't have any trade skills as such, except that i have been driving HGV (LGV) 2 on and off for most of my military career. An area that i have been looking at that interests me is Long Haul Truck Driving. If i was to do a Class 1 driving course would i be looked upon favourable through the PNP Scheme?

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Welcome to BE,

Take a few minutes to check out the great advice in the "newcomers" sticky post
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=499826

Class 1 (A-Z) has traditionally been a good way to get into canada under a PNP, but the current economy is bound to make it harder for companies to prove they cant find local drivers, so the LMOs are harder to get.

You might want to check out the trucking specific forum, as well as mining the many posts in the Canada forums
http://britishexpats.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=118
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Hi Rock

You have a lot of reading ahead of you! Start here, it's the WIKI, it's full of information. Once you have read it all (believe me you'll be reading for a while!), then read through this.

Using those 2 links you can determine which route to use to emigrate to Canada.

Here is the link to the search facility for this site. Using this you can find previous threads about truck driving.

Once you have read through everything you will no doubt have some more specific questions.. there is usually someone about to help.

Good luck, and welcome to BE
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Also helped me, thank you guys.
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Also helped me, thank you guys.
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Originally Posted by Kaye.
Hi Rock

You have a lot of reading ahead of you! Start here, it's the WIKI, it's full of information. Once you have read it all (believe me you'll be reading for a while!), then read through this.

Using those 2 links you can determine which route to use to emigrate to Canada.

Here is the link to the search facility for this site. Using this you can find previous threads about truck driving.

Once you have read through everything you will no doubt have some more specific questions.. there is usually someone about to help.

Good luck, and welcome to BE
Much appreciated Kaye. Should keep me going for a while:-)
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