Helping immigrants with trucking training & credentials in Canada

Truck drivers and transportation professionals are in high demand across Canada and will be for years to come. Newcomers interested in becoming truck drivers in Canada will find a sector that is in need of skilled workers Canada-wide.

What makes a Windmill loan unique?

Our loans offer two years of interest-only payments and up to three years of
principal + interest payments depending on the length of your career plan.

Loans up to $15,000

Fixed low-interest rate
as low as 6.7%

Zero loan processing fees

Success coaching support and mentorship program

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More than just a loan

As a Windmill client, you benefit from a range of services, at no additional cost!

One-on-one coaching to support you on your career path

Career and educational resource supports

Financial planning and budgeting tools

The Windmill Mentorship Program

Exclusive access to our Community Success Hub

How to become a truck driver in Canada with an affordable loan from Windmill Microlending

Labour shortages and a rapidly-aging labour force are affecting the sector and there is an expected shortfall of approximately 55,000 truckers projected, nationally, in the coming years. 

If you’re seeking to become a truck driver, Windmill Microlending can provide the financial support you need to pay for the costs of this training or the trucker licensing process.

How Windmill Microlending can help you achieve your Canadian trucking and transportation career goals

Windmill is a Canadian charity offering skilled immigrants and refugees affordable loans of up to $15,000 to help you achieve career success. A Windmill microloan can help you pay for the costs of truck training school, earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL), trucker license, safety training or heavy equipment operator’s license.

Our impact on our clients

Over 3x

Growth in income

Newcomers take on low-income jobs to survive. Windmill helps our clients return to their trained profession to boost their income by over 3 times.


Historical repayment rate

Our affordable loans and repayment structure support clients like you. The impressive rate of repayment showcases our client's determination and the impact of their success.


Decrease in unemployment

As our borrowers take their next steps, employment opportunities soar upon loan repayment, marking the start of a remarkable journey and booming economy.

Map your pathway to becoming a truck driver

Launching your career in the trucking or transportation fields may require earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL) or the completion of specialized training from a top truck driving school or heavy equipment training institution. Download your education pathway for truckers and transportation professionals today.

Here are some of the clients who benefited from a Windmill loan

In his home country of Guyana, Jermaine worked as a taxi driver. He wanted to continue his driving career after moving to Calgary with his family.

Jermaine wanted to continue his driving career after moving to Calgary with his family.

Getting the loan, he remembers, happened very quickly. He had no credit history and expected this to be an issue for him. “I never thought it would be so easy. It was so accessible,” Jermaine states.

He now has a Class 16 license, which means he can drive any type of vehicle. Life now is very different for him. “I feel proud of myself,” he says. I took the loan and did exactly what I wanted to do. Windmill Microlending gave me a career path.”

Jermaine David

Transit Driver

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