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Doing Your Job

Is it possible for foreign drivers to get work with Canadian or American trucking companies?

We'd hate to give you any misleading information, but we've heard of drivers from England, Australia and many other European countries landing jobs with American carriers. There are a number of immigration issues that must be resolved, such as qualification for Landed Immigrant status, pledges of support and job offers from the carriers and many others. To say a blanket, yes, would be wrong, as we've heard about a number of visa scams being perpetrated on unsuspecting foreign drivers as well.

Some of these involve getting the drivers into the U.S. and Canada, illegally, and putting them to work, illegally, than charging enormous fees for the service. It's best to inquire with a legitimate Immigration specialist, or the U.S. or Canadian Consulate in your country of residence before making any travel plans.

Jim Park