Any UK truckers here that moved to Canada?

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  1. ilovetruckz

    ilovetruckz Light Load Member

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    you don't want to live/drive here.
     
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  3. 03machwon

    03machwon Light Load Member

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    Why not? There's lots of money to be made trucking here. I just got my first pay for my new job. $4900 net for 7.5 days work.
     
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  4. BubbaJ671983

    BubbaJ671983 Bobtail Member

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    There seems to be a lot of negativity and positivity answers!!
     
  5. ilovetruckz

    ilovetruckz Light Load Member

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    uh huh
     
  6. BubbaJ671983

    BubbaJ671983 Bobtail Member

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    Yes that’s good but also want to experience the way of life over there!
     
  7. St bernard

    St bernard Bobtail Member

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    Not sure if this will still be relevant as I know its a few years old now. Im an expat from Cornwall living the dream, one nightmare at a time in Alberta Canada . I moved in Oct 2012 and came over with Westcan aka s***can. After gaining PR, residency, I switched companies. The pay with s***can has got better, I have friends still there, they earn over $100k but taxes are high so you'll end up with around $2500 bi weekly, fortnight. Be prepared when you first come over you are a nobody, no history no credit nothing itll take time to get built up. I had to give my bank $2000 they gave me a $1000 credit card. When I came class 1, uk c+e, was around $2500 now its over $10,000!! Thanks to a new Canadian killing over a dozen people in the Humboldt crash. As for life in Canada it largely depends where you live im in southern Alberta now I originally came to Saskatchewan. Im glad I started in Sk as I didn't finish high school, all sk wanted for residency was proof I attended other provinces needed high school diploma, be aware driver nvq not accepted, some friends that started in other provinces had to go back to high school. I know most people do have education but something to be aware of. As for life here it can be pretty chilled out especially after coming from the uk, at times it's so dam slow its annoying property again dempend on location is cheaper and bigger, my current house is huge 1600 sq ft each level!! Around £220k. Winter is a nightmare and can last 7 long gruelling months but hey we just deal with it. To summarize I'm glad I made the choice especially with how bad the economy is in the UK, but we DON'T ask my wife her opinion she hates it here but realizes financially better off. One piece of advice come open minded, if you get the chance come don't ever say what if I.... You can always return another bit of advice keep paying voluntary NI contributions, Canadian pension isn't worth a W**** Also maintain a British bank account get a family member to use it keeps your credit going if you ever decide to return. Good luck you can always reach out to me.
    Kindest regards Nigel
     
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  8. St bernard

    St bernard Bobtail Member

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    Where?? Im on my way that's a months work for me in AB lol
     
  9. 03machwon

    03machwon Light Load Member

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    I'm in AB too, I assume that's a joke about your pay? That's really low I'd never drive a truck for that.
     
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