Canadian 25 + years snow and ice OTR

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  1. deedeedallas

    deedeedallas Bobtail Member

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    Happy New Year! I have a 50 year old nephew with 25 + years of OTR driving in Canada in snow and ice. He’d really like to relocate to the US as he has no living relatives in Canada.
    From my research; I’ve not found any transportation companies that sponsor a driver for obtaining a Visa.
    I’d appreciate any information on this subject if you have any to offer.
    Thank you very much for your help.
    Dee
     
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  3. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    Seriously. Why would any Canadian want to relocate to the @#$& show going on down here?
     
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  4. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    Because the same show is happening up there...... There's just more pockets of sanity down here than the full up "all foolishness, all the time" north of the 49th.
     
  5. reeferwrencher

    reeferwrencher Medium Load Member

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    Seems like he has a pretty good reason.
     
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  6. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I could list off a few reasons. I've been on the fence about moving over the border to Montana or North Dakota for a few years now.
     
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  7. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Seems strange that a Canadian would have such a difficult time attaining a green card from a employment type sponsorship.
    I guess as long as employers have enough fresh "talent " to maintain transportation needs across the country it may be difficult for a Canadian to get a card or to naturalize.
     
  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Maybe Bison can do that. They own Britton Transport.
     
  9. Farmtractor9900

    Farmtractor9900 Light Load Member

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    I'm not sure if you could convince US Citizen and Immigration Services to grant an H-2B work Visa with US Truck driver's unemployment being around 5%.
     
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  10. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I don't understand why truck drivers unemployment would be at 5%.
    Should be at Zero. Flunking physicals and drug tests doesn't count as unemployment because they're not qualified anyway.
     
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  11. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    There were a few Canadian members on here in the past that have claimed that commercial drivers don't fall under the list of occupations eligible to immigrate for work. I think a few of them ended up in Australia or NZ instead.
     
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