Canadian Driver looking for work south of the border

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  1. Road_Hammer

    Road_Hammer Light Load Member

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    Hello all !

    I'm a canadian driver with 23 yrs experience i have dual citizenship and also have a green card but am Living in Quebec what are the possibilities of getting hired?
     
  2. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    If you have a "Green Card", you are not a U.S. citizen. However, you are eligible to work in the U.S. You must have a CDL from the state you reside in to drive CMV in the states. Why not just hire on with a Canadian Company? And run into the states with Canadian license etc?
     
  3. Road_Hammer

    Road_Hammer Light Load Member

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    ok lemme explain this to you with a green card as i mentioned above and my DUAL CITIZENSHIP i want to work in the US all i have to do is switch over my canadian cdl to an american one ion the state i will work in
     
  4. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    We consider south of the border to be Mexico . Maybe you should have triple citizenship .
     
  5. Graymist

    Graymist Light Load Member

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    You'll have to choose one or the other ( Canadian residence & Canadian license or US residence & US license ). As you may well be aware, holding 2 licenses is illegal.

    Be that as it may, dual citizenship or not, it really doesn't open up a lot of oppurtunities, due to interstating ( cabotage ) regulations in both countries. If this was the EU, the opportunities would have been vast, but this is north America.

    At the end of the day, you're not really much better off than someone who has single citizenship, but is able to drive across the border.

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    It's not just about your citizenship status. It also would depend on whether the company that you're hauling for, is eligible to engage in cabotage in either / both Canada & the US. It's debatable whether there are any such companies on either side of the border.
     
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  6. MM71

    MM71 Medium Load Member

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    When otr I drueled over the equipment of some Canadian companies ... like scotlynn, dfs, etc. Why come down here to be paid less, and drive less desirable equipment?
     
  7. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    And get in line behind the 91,000 people that lost jobs in the industry this year as well as God knows how many students schools cranked out this year .
     
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