Originally Posted by jonnytruckfest
Hi im kind of new to this forum and im really hoping to get some advice. Im only 15 but i already have decided my career and its been decided for 12 years of my life . Well i need to ask how do i go about getting to canada to become a truck driver i know contacting all the companies and etc but all companies i have checked say that you need experience and with the way the british economies at i wouldnt be able to get a job in britain for quite some time. I need as much information as i can my ideal destination to go is either saskatoon or toronto. im just confused on what information i need and etc. Someone please help me Thank You.
hi i'm new to this too. my husband is a truck driver in the uk but can't get a permanent job just now so we are looking to move to canada because they are always advertising for drivers. he gained his work experience working with the Driver Hire Agency. he started off with vans and after gaining his class 2 licence moved up to the larger vehicles. this got him used to different trucks as well as different types of work eg trunking or multi drop.
maybe in time this might be a way of you getting on the driving ladder. depending on where you live and what funding there is you may be able to grant to cover all or part of any driver training if it will help you get work. my husband stephen got this for his class 2 in april 07 and again in nov 08 for him to do his adr certificate so he can carry chemicals/hazardous materials etc
good luck either way