Effective February 1, 2022, a regulatory amendment has changed the requirements for NOC 7511 (transport truck drivers) approvals put forth by employers.
The Minister of Labour, Training, and Skills Development has amended Ontario Regulation 422/17 General, which now states that employers wanting approval of NOC 7511 under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream must have a valid Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) certificate and a Carrier Safety Rating (CSR) of Excellent, Satisfactory or Satisfactory Unaudited in order for the application to be approved.
The amendment was made to keep Ontario roads safe and uphold nominees who have the appropriate paperwork and skills to be working in the industry. It will also promote employers who have business interests in Ontario to be part of the program, as all licensed transport truck drivers must have a valid Ontario license plate.
The Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development consulted stakeholders and proposed this change in October of 2021 before implementing the amendment.