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Old Oct 30th 2018, 12:51 pm
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Hello all,

My partner and I are in the early stages of looking into immigration to Canada, preferable Ontario.

He has a UK Class 1 and Class 2 license and from everything I’m seeing so far it appears he has to retake all his tests in Canada. Is that right? If so, how can employers sponsor you as a truck driver if you have to retake all the tests?

Sorry but I am just finding this very confusing.
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Old Oct 30th 2018, 1:52 pm
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Hi, welcome to BE.

Originally Posted by pgreene85 View Post
My partner and I are in the early stages of looking into immigration to Canada, preferable Ontario.
Just checking, but you're aware that there is no route to Permanent Residency for truckers in Ontario?

I'm sure some of our fab truckers (and possibly a couple of the not so fab ones ) will be along to help with info re: tests shortly. Have the read the Wiki article about trucking? https://britishexpats.com/wiki/Truck_Driving_in_Canada_

Good luck.
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He will have to do an airbrake theory & practical test. A general theory test. Plus a practical (driving) test. I believe there maybe more training specified as well now.

As said before truck driving in Ontario is not a route to PR. You can work on a TWP (temporary work permit) but that’s it.

I believe Manitoba & Alberta will nominate you still.

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Ontario is the only province that already had requirements on mandatory training before issuing a commercial license so Humboldt likely won't affect the process there. As said, you have to retake the tests, there's only class 1, there's no class 2 required. Unless you're going over on some kind of skill or residential right that you have he won't qualify for PR in Ontario as a truck driver, they have no program for it there. Employers take your UK experience, you just need to recertify, a medical professional qualified for sponsorship but they still need to recertify before they can operate in Canada, it's experience that counts.
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