News: Business Environment
6 Comments Bookmark and Share

Need New Drivers? Try This Recruitment Webinar

LANGLEY, BC —Need to fill those empty driver’s seats? Looking abroad for new employees? The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) is hosting a free webinar to help carriers understand the recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program and to make a more informed decision.

The one-hour webinar is scheduled for Thursday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and everyone's welcome to join in.

Michael Patterson, international recruitment director for Pro Hire Solutions, and David Chow, program advisor with the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training - Provincial Nominee Program, will explain the process of hiring and retaining workers from outside Canada. There will also be time for questions and answers.

Patterson will cover the following topics:

  • The new Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) requirements (formerly Labour Market Opinion - LMO) to transition temporary foreign workers to the Canadian workforce including;
  • Latest changes and how they affect you as an employer;
  • Calculation of the cap under the LMIA;
  • Transition from TFW to permanent resident;
  • LMIA audits.

Hire Solutions is a full-service recruitment firm for in long-haul truck drivers, mechanics, commercial tire technicians and other professionals to help fulfill truck, transport and automotive employment needs across Canada. They’re members of BCTA, the Alberta Motor Transport Association, Saskatchewan Trucking Association and Manitoba Trucking Association.

Chow will discuss the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), an economic immigration program designed to help B.C. meet its evolving labour market needs. The program helps employers attract and retain qualified foreign workers who have the skills and experience to contribute to B.C.’s economy.

You can register here. 

Email Editor

The BCTA does not understand that truck drivers wages need to up sharply as the government is not going to allows TFWs to keep truck drivers wages below a level that will buy a house in a major city and support a household so the other spouse can stay home with the kids or work part time. I talked to 2 people that used to approve LMOs and they have been told to look closely at any company wanting 4 or more LMOs below $24.50 per hour.

Many truck drivers will come to Canada and drive for 2 or three years then leave unless the large trucking companies stand up to companies like loblaws and the way that they treat the truck drivers that deliver to them.

The B.C.T.A. just wants to bring new drivers instead listening to the truck drivers that are leaving trucking.

These are the same trucking companies who do not want to pay the port truck driver approx 26.00w per hour

The BCTA. members should be banned from bring foreign drivers for 5 years

Many people did not like being told that unless they pay TFWs a (fair wage $21.00 to $25.00 per hour plus free housing they cannot bring in Foreign workers). This was a very long over due change to the TFWs program.