Saskatchewan Long-Haul Truck Driver Project

This stream targets the foreign national truckers working for a trucking firm in Saskatchewan on a valid work permit

The Long-Haul Truck Driver Project stream of Saskatchewan Experience is one of several immigration streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Saskatchewan. The Long-Haul Truck Driver Project stream targets the foreign truckers working in Saskatchewan for a trucking firm for at least six months prior to submission of application, on a valid temporary work permit issued by IRCC based on the LMIA from Service Canada. The trucking firm must also be approved by the SINP.

Updates: The SINP has plotted some criteria changes over 2019-2021 for some of the specific semi-skilled occupations. If the candidate is not currently working in Saskatchewan but able to demonstrate the proof that they have been worked for at least six months in Saskatchewan as a Long-Haul Truck Driver, then the candidate can apply under the Long-Haul Truck Driver Project Stream.

Eligibility Requirement

Express Entry Profile No
Connection to Province Work Experience
Job Offer Yes
Language Proficiency CLB 4
Level of Education No minimum
Work Experience Employed in Saskatchewan
NOC 7511
6 months
Investment Requirement None

Connection To Province

The candidate must have been working in Saskatchewan on a valid temporary work permit based on the LMIA as a Long-Haul Truck Driver from at least the last 6 months. Also, the candidate must have a job offer from the same employer where the candidate is currently working for the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code 7511 as a Long-Haul Truck Driver. The candidate must have a Saskatchewan Class 1A Driver’s licence to be eligible for this stream.

Job Offer

To be eligible for this stream, the candidate must provide a Letter of Offer from the SINP approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan employer which will demonstrate the offer of employment and the Job Approval Letter issued by the SINP. The job offer must be a permanent, full-time for the occupation position of NOC Code 7511 as a Long-Haul Truck Driver.

The Job Approval Letter will be issued by registering position in the SINP Online Portal by the applicant’s employer which will be assessed by the SINP. On approval, the SINP will issue the Job Approval Letter to the employer.

Language Proficiency

The applicant must demonstrate the language proficiency level in all four competencies – writing, reading, listening, and speaking with the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 or higher through the valid test results obtained within the last two years prior to the applying of application.

The language proficiency must be demonstrated through the following valid English or French test:

  • For English:
    • International English Language Testing (IELTS) – General Training test only
    • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General test only
  • For French:
    • Test d’évaluation de français pour le Canada (TEF Canada)
    • Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada)

Work Experience

The candidate must have been working from at least the last six (6) months for the SINP approved trucking firm of Saskatchewan as a long-haul truck driver.

Application Procedure

The SINP accepts applications at all times from eligible applicants of the Long-Haul Truck Driver Project stream. The eligible applicants of the stream may submit their complete application without any application fees through the SINP Online Portal.  If the application is approved and the applicant is selected for the provincial nomination, the SINP will notify the applicant by email. On receiving the provincial nomination, the applicant is eligible to submit a Canadian Permanent Residence application to IRCC. The applicant has six months to submit their paper-based application for permanent residence by mailing it to the appropriate centre whereas, these applications are generally processed within 18 months.