MONTREAL, Que. – Quebec is not alone in its search for new truck drivers, but the province is less likely than its counterparts to attract immigrants to the driver’s seat — and it’s certainly proving itself to be a distinct […]
TORONTO, Ont. — Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker program offers a path to recruit experienced drivers from other countries. But it’s no easy path to take.
I was disappointed when I read headlines about the “Indian” driver who was criminally charged for the horrific Saskatchewan accident that involved the Humboldt Broncos’ team bus. If guilty he should face justice, but I’m not sure where he was born has anything to do with it. I’m guessing if the driver were Italian it would not have been mentioned.
WOODSTOCK, NB – Ayr Motor Express, which had actively promoted the value of Temporary Foreign Workers to address regional driver shortages, has been blocked from the program designed for that very thing.
The federal government revoked the fleet’s Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in July, citing “false, misleading or inaccurate information in the context of the request for that assessment,” according to Employment and Social Development Canada.
KITCHENER, ON — Dave Taylor is a model employee by many measures. He has worked at Ontario-based Erb Transport for five years. He and his wife Fiona bought a home in Kitchener, commuting distance from the fleet yard, and their daughter Allanah attends Grade 10 at a local high school. “Dave comes in and does what he’s asked,” says Randy Steckly, corporate driver training manager.
Immigrants are one solution to the driver shortage. But it isn’t as easy as it seems.