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Old Dec 24th 2011, 10:52 am
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hi hopefully coming over in around may to suss things out regards jobs as a trucker and need some info. firstly when looking for a truck job are long haul truck vacancies the only jobs they will let you take or can you go for class 2 as it is over here? the main reason i ask this is that i have a 3 year old and although we are desperate to get over there i still dont want to miss out on her growing up by being away all the time, and yes i know a few are going to say you have to make sacrifices and i understand that but i was just wondering if there was any way round it. I will do the long haul if i need to. secondly if i come over and find another type of job be it not trucking what are the chances of being accepted for pr ? thirdly with not knowing the country i have not got a clue to where would be best to find a job and enjoy a decent way of life be it vancouver for the better weather ontario and montreal for cheaper housing i dont have a clue about any of this and any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Dec 24th 2011, 3:58 pm
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Assuming (?) that you'll want to come over on the PNP system like the majority who use this forum then it'll be longhaul for you matey,for however long it takes you to obtain P.R.
Looking for other work isn't an option until that stage as the terms of your visa would be void.
Forget Alberta,takes too long,don't think Ontario is on the scheme yet,East coast is cheap but reflected in the wages,BC are recruiting but preference is being given to Mexicans East Indians and Russians(yes I know),so Manitoba or Saskatchewan are your best bets,but it's your choice.
I will always fly the flag for SK,we are now the booming Province with stacks of work,and literally billions being invested into the place,50 billion for Potash in the next 10 years,top grade oil reserves larger the Saudi,plus the diamond and uranium mines.
Hope you can handle the cold weather .
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Assuming (?) that you'll want to come over on the PNP system like the majority who use this forum then it'll be longhaul for you matey,for however long it takes you to obtain P.R.
Looking for other work isn't an option until that stage as the terms of your visa would be void.
Forget Alberta,takes too long,don't think Ontario is on the scheme yet,East coast is cheap but reflected in the wages,BC are recruiting but preference is being given to Mexicans East Indians and Russians(yes I know),so Manitoba or Saskatchewan are your best bets,but it's your choice.
I will always fly the flag for SK,we are now the booming Province with stacks of work,and literally billions being invested into the place,50 billion for Potash in the next 10 years,top grade oil reserves larger the Saudi,plus the diamond and uranium mines.
Hope you can handle the cold weather .
cheers for all that mate much appreciated
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Assuming (?) that you'll want to come over on the PNP system like the majority who use this forum then it'll be longhaul for you matey,for however long it takes you to obtain P.R.
Looking for other work isn't an option until that stage as the terms of your visa would be void.
Forget Alberta,takes too long,don't think Ontario is on the scheme yet,East coast is cheap but reflected in the wages,BC are recruiting but preference is being given to Mexicans East Indians and Russians(yes I know),so Manitoba or Saskatchewan are your best bets,but it's your choice.
I will always fly the flag for SK,we are now the booming Province with stacks of work,and literally billions being invested into the place,50 billion for Potash in the next 10 years,top grade oil reserves larger the Saudi,plus the diamond and uranium mines.
Hope you can handle the cold weather .
What cold weather? lol It seems to have gone away doesn't it?
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aye the weather really nice,but my last few loads o ready mix were poured at -27c wi the windchill not good at all. lol
thank goodness the seasons finished.and i can take some hols ..
merry christmas and a good new yr to all.
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Saskatchewan seems to be doing well at the moment. All the LCV work seems to use Regina as a hub and they are crying out for Turnpike-Double drivers. At 50 cpm its good money with plenty of home time; doing 4 on- 4off.
I'd be bored to tears but at least at Regina, you have 3 directions of travel as opposed to 1 out of Winnipeg.
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Maybe don't dismiss Alberta so quickly as the AINP have speeded up at the moment....no idea how long that will last though. It took us 11.5 months to get our certificate (March 2010-March 2011) but my friends have just got theirs the week before Christmas and it took 40 days!!
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Maybe don't dismiss Alberta so quickly as the AINP have speeded up at the moment....no idea how long that will last though. It took us 11.5 months to get our certificate (March 2010-March 2011) but my friends have just got theirs the week before Christmas and it took 40 days!!
40 days, start to finish?
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40 days, start to finish?
It was 40 days from them applying to AINP to them receiving their nomination certificate. They have now started the PR process part.
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It was 40 days from them applying to AINP to them receiving their nomination certificate. They have now started the PR process part.
Is that through VRV, H&R, or do they work elswhere?
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Is that through VRV, H&R, or do they work elswhere?
VRV & H&R
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Originally Posted by farjojo71
It was 40 days from them applying to AINP to them receiving their nomination certificate. They have now started the PR process part.
So it wasn't 40 days start to FINISH !! Now their long wait begins....
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So it wasn't 40 days start to FINISH !! Now their long wait begins....
It was 40 days start to finish with the AINP which is what I originally stated.
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Hi Guys ,

Not trying to hijack Stuarts thread ...but? can I be a pain and ask you to put it in plain English ? Im in a similiar boat /except I ve never worked professionally as a Truck Driver as bizarre as that sounds , I ve held Class 1 for 11 years , driven pretty much everything / once took a Tank through a Maccy D's drive through in Iraq ,Im single , 44 , and want to work in Canada ! whats whats and what are the odds of landing a Job earning good money /

I understand that Ill probably need to retake a HGV licence etc , I believe that I can get a visa in 6 weeks .../temp ,short term one ,I ve read threads about certain places being quite etc and Im aware that Canada is a pretty big country , so what goes in one part ...need not apply to the other side .Id like to get into the mines as it opens the door world wide and seems to be the only Industry on the up (Ive 24 years in Construction) and I speak some french (spent the last 8 months in Belgium) .


So ....my Question ..apologies Stuart /but Im hoping its in the same vein ? If you guys were me / what would you do and how ?
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So it wasn't 40 days start to FINISH !! Now their long wait begins....
FTTM if only they knew but they know better
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