Truck Drivers | LMIA Approved - BNSMAG

Truck Drivers | LMIA Approved

Goldfinch Cartage Ltd

Truck driving is an in-demand profession in Canada, with a shortage of qualified drivers. Truck drivers are responsible for transporting goods across the country, and their role is critical to the Canadian economy.

To become a truck driver in Canada, you must have a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) and complete a training program. The CDL is issued by each province or territory, and the requirements may vary. Generally, you must be at least 18 years old, have a clean driving record, and pass a medical exam and written and practical tests.

In addition to the CDL, many employers prefer drivers with experience and additional certifications, such as a hazardous materials endorsement. It is also important for truck drivers to have good communication skills and be able to work independently.


English or French


  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
  • or equivalent experience


1 to less than 7 months

Work setting

  • Remote location
  • Willing to relocate



  • Mountain driving expertise
  • Load and unload goods
  • Operate and drive straight or articulated trucks to transport goods and materials
  • Oversee condition of vehicle and inspect tires, lights, brakes, cold storage and other equipment
  • Perform brake adjustments
  • Perform pre-trip, en route and post-trip inspection and oversee all aspects of vehicle
  • Tarping and ensuring safety and security of cargo


Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses

  • Class 1/1F/A Licence (semi trailer trucks)
  • Air Brake (Z) Endorsement
  • Driver’s License (Class 1 or A)

Experience and specialization

Documentation knowledge

  • Driver logbook
  • Inspection report (pre-trip, en-route, post-trip)
  • Maintenance and repair reports
  • Trans-border documentation

Type of trucking and equipment

  • Straight truck (4,600kg+ or 10,000lbs+ with 3+ axles)
  • Tow truck
  • Tractor-trailer
  • Tractor-trailer A train
  • Tractor-trailer B train

Communication systems experience

  • Operate GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment

Additional information

Security and safety

  • Driver’s validity licence check
  • Driving record check (abstract)

Transportation/travel information

  • Valid driver’s licence

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Overtime required
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Sitting

Personal suitability

  • Judgement
  • Reliability

The average salary for a truck driver in Canada varies depending on the type of truck, the distance travelled, and the level of experience. On average, truck drivers in Canada earn between $40,000 to $70,000 per year.

If you are interested in becoming a truck driver in Canada, you can start below;

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