Q. How do I apply
for a Canadian Ice Road Trucking Job outside of Canada?
Simply contact any one of the Ice Road Trucking Companies
listed in our directory, and inquire about current positions available.
They will then forward you an Employment Application to your home address or via
email. Fill it out, and send it back. You should have a response
within 1 week of your submission. You will find information on how to
submit your Resume/Job Application within our directory.
Q. How much
could I realistically earn in the Ice Road Truck Season as an experienced Truck
Whether you are experienced or inexperienced driver, you
can expect to earn a minimum of $20k, and a maximum of $80k in a two month time
frame. If it's your 2nd or 3rd season, expect to make an average of
$35-$45k during the Ice Road Season.
Q. Do I need
my own rig or truck to drive when working for an Ice Road Transport Company?
No, upon hiring, you will be assigned a rig for you to
drive. Although, if you did have a rig of your own, you could work as an
independent driver on a per job basis.
Q. Is any
training required to become an Ice Road Trucker?
Training is required before any freight company will allow
you to drive off into the day or night across the ice roads.
If you are a licensed commercial
truck driver, regardless of which country you reside in, all that you need to do
is to participate in a 1 week on-site ice road driving program sponsored by the
freight companies in the Yellowknife Region. Then you're ready for your
If you are an inexperienced,
unlicensed truck driver then you will need to participate in a 1-2 month
training program at a truck driving school in Canada. Please note that the
hiring freight company will pay all fees associated at the school. A
complete list of the Schools & Training programs are listed in the directory.
will pay for my transportation costs to and from Yellowknife?
Usually, the freight transport / trucking company will pay
all of your transportation costs to and from the city & country in which you
Q. How do I
obtain a VISA to work in the Ice Road Trucking Industry?
If you reside in a country outside of Canada that requires
a VISA, you'll need to contact the trucking company(ies) you are interested in
driving for, and request an application. Then you will need to fill out
the application, and send it back to the Ice Road Trucking Company for review.
If they like what they see, they will then conduct a phone Interview. If
you're accepted, you will receive a WORK PETITION for which you will then
present to the Canadian Embassy in your country. Statistically speaking,
over 85% of VISA's are issued when a petition of this kind is presented because
of the need for driver's in the Yellowknife region.
What's the best way to secure employment in Yellowknife?
The best way to find a job in the trucking industry in
Yellowknife is to call, email, fax or mail the trucking companies in our
directory. You won't find a more complete list of Ice Road Trucking
Companies on the Internet guaranteed.
Ice Road Truck driving difficult work?
Yes. You must have the stamina, will, but most of
all the enthusiasm for the industry. Life on the Ice Road's is certainly
an exhilarating experience. There's no other feeling than the adrenaline
you get when driving off to the Diamond Mines over the Ice Roads, when at any
moment, the Ice could crack. With some skill & style, we know that you
will love this job!
there be enough jobs to go around?
Yes, as you may already by aware, the turnover rate in the
Ice Road Trucking industry is high. People come and go, jumping from job to job.
Freight & Transport Companies are always lacking qualified driver's. In
fact, on any given day throughout the Ice Road Trucking season, trucking
companies are down on driver's by about 20-30%. YES, THAT'S RIGHT 20-30%.
Trucks sit for days until the next group of driver's come back from the Diamond
Mines. If you're looking for a job as an Ice Road Truck Driver, then
simply contact any one of our Transport Companies in the directory.