how hard is it to get a job in CDL or Heavy Equipment Operating...?

im an american with a CDL A and working on getting a heavy equipment operating is pretty hard to get a job here due to the fact that no one wants to hire anyone without experience.

is it the same in Canada or is it easier to get hired in Canada without experience?

are there a lot of companies hiring for these positions in canada?

all info would help.thanks.

2 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    I did this and found it to be very cyclical. The oil sands mining jobs in Canada is the best.

    Poor economy but the US is picking up.

    Is this a career or a lifestyle decision?

    They are 2 completely different issues. A good career will pay for a lifestyle that provides opportunities for your lifestyle choice. Do more research...

    Congrats on your initiative. Good research efforts.

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    There are almost 50 million people on food stamps, ~20% of males 25 to 54 yrs not working, lowest SATs in 40 years, debt to GDP over 100%, 25% of global prison inmates with only 5% of global population, etc, and what’s uncle Sam’s answer to America's problem, which impacts the rest of the planet? Corrupt political paralysis and meteoric debt plague spiking by adding a trillion dollars of debt in 2013 to criminally prop up financial markets artificially. What a mess we live in!

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  • 8 years ago

    What difference would it make? Americans can't work in Canada without a visa which you won't get.

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