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PCV/HGV driving in Australia/Canada

Old Aug 17th 2014, 9:54 pm
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A little vague I know but early days!

I'm a very experienced UK/European PCV touring driver who also has Class 1 HGV (some class 2 experience - minimal class 1 experience).

Looking to live and work somewhere different! Love Australia - like Canada.

The research I've done so far has led me to believe there's little or no chance of PCV work so wondered if trucking was a way of getting my foot in the door.

Really no specifics on where (very flexible) but any advice would be appreciated.
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Old Aug 18th 2014, 3:18 am
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I think as far as OZ goes unless you have family to sponsor you, you are stuffed. As for Canada when I came here a big majority of companies wanted 2 yrs experience but most the adverts in the last 12 mths or so they are asking for 5 yrs experience.
And there's a problem throughout Canada at the minute with companies using TFW's.
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Default Re: PCV/HGV driving in Australia/Canada

Thanks for the info neilg14

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Temporary Foreign Workers.
If you read through some of the recent threads below, you'll get the gist of it.

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TFW's?
Canadian Abbreviations : British Expat Wiki

And this Wiki article might be useful too - http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Truck_Driving_in_Canada

HTH.
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You have no chance of getting into Aus as a Trucker. I spent some time out there and had to retake all of my licenses as if I had never driven before!!
We got PR through family living there and a combination of my wifes skills.
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