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Long-Haul Truck Drivers

If you are outside of Canada and have submitted a paper work permit application to the Government of Canada (GoC) that has not yet been processed, then you will need to resubmit it as an electronic application. Fees paid for the electronic application will be refunded at a later date when the paper application is received by the GoC and reviewed or you can request a refund using this process.

For temporary SINP measures and frequently asked questions related to the COVID-19 outbreak and how it may impact temporary residents, nominees and permanent residency applicants, please see the new Immigration FAQs.

The SINP is piloting criteria changes over 2019-2021 for specific semi-skilled occupations. If you are not currently working in Saskatchewan, you can apply to the Long-Haul Truck Drivers category if you have proof that you previously worked in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months as a Long-Haul Truck Driver.

This sub-category allows trucking firms to bring long-haul truck drivers to Saskatchewan. To qualify for this project, long-haul truck drivers:

  • Must begin working for an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan on a temporary foreign work permit.
  • If an approved trucking firm offers permanent employment, the trucker may apply to the SINP for permanent resident status after at least six months employment.
  • Meet the sub-category criteria. Criteria can change at any time, but we'll use what was on this website when we received your complete application.

Eligibility

To apply for SINP nomination through this sub-category, you must:

  • Be working for an SINP-approved Saskatchewan trucking firm for at least six months on a temporary work permit. The permit must be issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and based on a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Service Canada.
    • The SINP is piloting criteria changes over 2019-2021 for specific semi-skilled occupations. If you are not currently working in Saskatchewan, you can apply to the Long-Haul Truck Drivers category if you have proof that you previously worked in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months as a Long-Haul Truck Driver.
  • Have a current Saskatchewan Class 1A driver's licence. If you are not currently working in Saskatchewan, you can apply to the Long-Haul Truck Drivers pilot without the Class 1A driver's licence, but you will need to obtain this licence upon arrival in order to work in Saskatchewan.
  • Have an offer of full-time, permanent employment from your employer which must be an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan; and,
  • Have at least Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 4 or higher English language ability in all four categories (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter.

The federal government sets the amount of nominations the SINP can make every year. The SINP also accepts a maximum number of applications for each year. No application is guaranteed to be accepted and/or nominated.

Who Can't Apply through the Saskatchewan Experience – Long-Haul Truck Driver Sub-Category

The following can't apply through this sub-category:

  • Refugee claimants in Canada who are claiming refugee status from the Government of Canada

Also, if any of these are true, you may not be eligible for nomination by the SINP:

  • You didn't submit documentation that the SINP asked for;
  • You were unable to prove that you intend to live and work in Saskatchewan; and,
  • You and or your representative have intentionally misrepresented yourselves in the application.

How to Apply

Applications that are submitted where documents are missing or not translated will be considered incomplete and the application will be closed. If your application is closed, you will be sent a letter and advised to reapply at a later date with a complete application.

Apply online to the SINP

  1. Create an account.
  2. Complete the different sections.
  3. Scan and upload all your completed forms and supporting documents in PDF format onto your online application. Keep the originals for your records.
  4. Save and submit your application online.

What You Need to Know about Using Immigration Representatives

You are not required to use an immigration representative or consultant to apply to the SINP. But if you wish to hire a representative, you must make sure they're a lawyer in Canada in good standing with a provincial law society or licensed by the Government of Saskatchewan. Visit Using an Immigration Representative for more information and for the lists of licensed/approved consultants and recruiters. You can learn more about Saskatchewan's laws that protect foreign workers from exploitation and mistreatment during the recruitment and immigration process by visiting Protection for Immigrants and Foreign Workers.

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