I do not think you'd be hired to work doing ice-road driving as most of those guys are experienced, Canadian drivers who know how to handle extreme conditions. Most likely you would be doing long haul driving from points in Canada to other places in Canada with the possibility of going to the US. The trucks in Canada are modern and the long haul ones have sleepers attached which allow you to park at a truck stop and rest. In my experience, the largest non-Canadian driver population are South Asians (Indian). To them, making 40-50K a year is a lot of money so they do it.
Support the beer and soda can industry, your recycle old airplanes!