Long Haul Truck Driver Project

The Saskatchewan Long-Haul Truck Driver Project is one of the Saskatchewan Experience streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Saskatchewan. This program targets candidates who have an offer of employment from a Saskatchewan trucking company and who have already been working for the same Saskatchewan employer for the six months prior to application on a valid work permit.

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Candidates who are successfully nominated through the Saskatchewan Long-Haul Truck Driver Project will be invited to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence.

Program Requirements

Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceWork Experience
Job OfferYes
Language ProficiencyCLB 4
Level of EducationNo minimum
Work ExperienceEmployed in Saskatchewan
NOC 7511
6 months
Investment RequirementNone

Connection to Saskatchewan

In order to be eligible for the Saskatchewan Long-Haul Truck Driver Project stream, a candidate must already be in Saskatchewan working for an employer on a valid temporary foreign work permit based on a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The candidate must have been working for the employer for at least the 6 months prior to application. Additionally, the candidate must have a job offer from the employer for a full time, permanent position. The candidate’s current position and the job offer must be at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code 7511 as a long-haul truck driver.

The SINP is testing criteria changes over 2019-2021 for specific semi-skilled occupations. If you are not currently employed in the province of Saskatchewan, you can still 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 Driver. You can apply without the Class 1A driver’s license, but you will need to obtain it upon arrival in order to work.

Job Offer

To be considered valid, an offer of employment must be supported by a Letter of Offer from the employer, as well as a Job Approval Letter from SINP. In order to obtain a job approval letter, an applicant’s employer must register online using the SINP Online Portal. The employer must submit the position for assessment by SINP. If SINP approves the position, the employer will receive an official Job Approval Letter. As all long-haul truck drivers in Saskatchewan require a driver’s license, candidates must have a current Saskatchewan Class 1A driver’s licence.


Language Proficiency

Candidates for this stream must have valid language test scores showing proficiency equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 or higher in English.


Work Experience

Candidates must have at least six (6) months of experience working full-time as a long-haul truck driver in Saskatchewan for the same employer as their valid job offer.

Application Procedure

The Saskatchewan Long-Haul Truck Driver Project stream accepts applications from eligible candidates at all times. Those eligible for the program may submit applications using the SINP Online Portal. The application includes extensive personal information as well as documentation demonstrating the applicant meets the program requirements. This program does not have an application fee. If the province approves the application, Saskatchewan will notify the applicant they have been selected for provincial nomination. This notification will be sent to the applicant by email.

At this point, the applicant officially receives a provincial nomination, making them eligible to submit a federal application for Canadian permanent residence. After receiving a provincial nomination an applicant has six months to submit their permanent residency application.

Applicants in this program must complete and submit a paper-based application for permanent residence and submit it by mail to the appropriate application centre. Paper-based PNP applications for permanent residence are generally processed within 18 months.

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