An Alberta driver who killed four workers from the Philippines in a highway crash last year is likely going to prison.

Defence lawyer Ian Savage says he and the Crown prosecutor will be jointly recommend today that Tyler Stevens serve federal prison time, which is more than two years.

Savage wouldn't say how long a sentence the lawyers have agreed to for Stevens, who is to appear for sentencing in Red Deer court this afternoon.

Stevens earlier pleaded guilty to four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

The 29-year-old was driving the wrong way on Highway 2 when his SUV crashed head on into a rental vehicle carrying the workers.

One crash survivor was Josephine Tamondong, who had just earned her permanent resident status. She and the others were on their way to the United States border to get her papers stamped.