Truck Driver Canada - Salary, How to find a job

What is the salary of - Truck Driver Canada?
How to find a job - Truck Driver Canada?


The most common places to find a job are: Ottawa (capital city), Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Mississauga

Salary for the job: Truck Driver Canada - USD 3175
Average salary Canada - USD 2500
Wages are paid in local currency: CAD (Canadian dollars)

The impact of the work experience on the salary:
Experienced: + 17%
Mid-Career: + 5%
Entry-Level: - 12%


Chart: (1) Salary - Truck Driver (2) Average salary - Canada


Chart: (1) Experienced (2) Medium experience (3) Partialy experience

Employee benefits
Retirement plan: Not common
Health insurance: Yes, often
Internal and external training courses: No
Career development plan for the employees: No

Typical job requirements
Education level: High school
Certification: May be required
IT literate: Not necessary
Probation period: Not usual
Official language: English, French
Knowledge of foreign languages: Not necessary
Driver's licence: Necessary
Work experience: Impact on the salary - Medium

Job type:
Full Time Job
Part Time Job
Temporary Job
Seasonal Job
Contract employment
Industry: transportation and travel jobs

Working time and paid leave
Working week: Monday - Friday
Working hours per week: 40
Overtime working hours: No
Paid vacation days: 10-20 (The contract may be different)
Paid public holidays: 6
Lunch break: No
Lunch break duration: 30 minutes
Flexible working hours: Rarely

Unemployment rate Canada - 5.9%
Retirement age Canada - 65

Companies in Canada, with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation - truck driver, are logistics companies, retailers, wholesalers and distribution companies.

Some of the main truck driver duties include:

- Transport different types of cargo, sometimes over intercity and interstates routes
- Plan routes using maps and satellite tracking
- Keep truck and equipment clean and in good working condition
- Communicate to a dispatcher
- Maintain a log of daily activities

Some truck drivers do load and unload cargo, but most in Canada don’t. It’s often duty of a warehouse workers.

Many employers in Canada require that truck drivers:

- are at least 21 years old
- have valid CDL (commercial drivers license)
- have work experience 3 to 7 years
- have clean driving record
- be able to read and speak English or French well enough to read road signs, package labels, and to communicate with policemen
- can lift heavy packages

Truck drivers are paid according to many different methods, such as an hourly wage, by the load or by the mile.
Truck drivers in Canada are usually paid by how many miles they have driven, in addition to receiving bonuses. The per-mile pay rate varies from employer to employer and may also depend on the type of cargo, number of days or even weeks being away from home and the experience of the driver.

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