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Simard Suspension immigration

Simard sees immigration as a recruiting solution

October 4, 2019 by John Smith

TREMBLANT, Que. – Simard Suspension is clearly a significant employer in Baie-St-Paul in Charlevoix, a tourist town with 7,000 people about an hour northeast of Quebec City. But it relies on immigration to meet recruiting needs.


Quebec attracting small share of immigrant truck drivers

November 22, 2018 by John Smith

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 […]


Temporary Measures: Experienced truck drivers are available — beyond our borders

September 24, 2018 by John Smith

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.


How well do you understand South Asian drivers?

August 8, 2018 Mike McCarron

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.


Ayr barred from using Temporary Foreign Workers

August 24, 2016 by John Smith

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.


IN PRINT: ‘Unskilled’ and unwanted: Immigration challenge

July 6, 2016 by John Smith

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.


Driver Hiring: Foreign Policy

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Immigrants are one solution to the driver shortage. But it isn’t as easy as it seems.