Enjoy sitting on your arse and watching the scenery go by, fed up with the UK? Heard this on the local radio today, deep in the heart of the Rockies... Have no idea what sort of qualifications or experience is required. But judging by the quality of the drivers I've busted or patched up over the years, not much... Province hoping to attract foreign truck drivers Last Updated Feb 1 2005 08:51 AM MST CBC News CALGARY â A shortage of truckers in the province has the industry hoping to recruit new drivers from overseas, and they're looking to a pilot project in Saskatchewan for ideas. Daryl Luzny, who recruits drivers for Trans-X, says every company is looking for drivers â complicated by a high number of retirements and lucrative jobs in the oil patch luring prospective employees away. "They're probably about 50 to 100 drivers shorts in each division, so it's a tough road ahead," Luzny said. The Saskatchewan pilot project allows several trucking companies to fast-track the immigration process in order to bring qualified drivers from Britain. Up to 240 drivers are expected to move to the province. Wayne Peterson, with the Alberta Motor Transport Association, says Alberta would like to do something similar. "We're looking at a quarter-million new drivers needed in the next five to six years. Physically, there is not the people here in Canada to staff that," Peterson said. "We're lobbying the government to try and get them to open up the borders as truck driving is not deemed an occupation that people can immigrate with." Alberta has a recruitment program aimed at helping companies fill gaps in the workforce, but it doesn't specifically deal with the trucking industry. It brings a maximum of 800 foreign workers every two years.