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HEADLINEForeign workers in these 10 occupations can now be hired faster
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CIC News
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Apr 08, 2020
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Employers hiring foreign workers in 10 agriculture, food processing, and trucking occupations can now skip past a time-consuming step in the work permit process. Canada is now waiving the advertising requirement for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in certain high priority occupations. >> Driving-long and short haul; Farming; Food processing and production.

HEADLINEA quick Guide to the State of Truck Driving in Canada
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Smart Trucking
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Oct 24, 2019
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Truck driving in Canada: The Canadian trucking industry finds itself struggling to keep drivers The wages have not kept up to the rapid increase in the cost of living in Canada. This scenario has caused a high rate of turnover in the Canadian trucking industry, and thus a shortage of skilled, qualified truck drivers. >> Driving-long and short haul

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Globe & Mail
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Oct 05, 2019
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Immigration consultants and trucking firms with sketchy safety records have found ways to exploit foreign job seekers, sometimes with tragic results when unprepared drivers are sent out on the road, a Globe investigation finds. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINEHow Much Does a Truck Driver Make?
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The Transporter blog
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Jun 18, 2019
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But what should a truck driver expect in terms of salary? How much do other drivers make? These questions aren't easy to answer because a wide range of factors affect a driver's salary, including the equipment they drive, whether they are an owner-operator or a company driver, what type of routes they run, and more. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINETrucking welcomed into Ontario immigration nominee program (Truck News, Apr 12/19)
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Truck News
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Apr 12, 2019
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The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is applauding the provincial government for welcoming the trucking industry into the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program, through the in-demand skills stream. The change gives Ontario trucking companies the same access to foreign labor sources currently provided to the agriculture and construction industries. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINECTA continues call for truck driver immigration program (Truck News, Feb. 27/19)
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Truck News
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Feb 27, 2019
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The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues its push for a trucking-focused immigration program to help offset a shortage of truck drivers. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINEThe challenge of finding and retaining employees in the trucking industry
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Truck News
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Feb 08, 2019
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Recruiting and retaining employees has become complex, and today, there are several steps companies need to take if they are going to find success in the new world of human resources... If carriers are looking to diversify their workforce, include in the posting any interesting aspects of the position, work environment, polices that support a respectful workplace, photos of your diverse staff, and programs like English language training and mentoring opportunities. >> Driving-long and short haul

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CBC
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Jan 16, 2019
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The Ontario Trucking Association says there's a desperate shortage of truckers in Ontario and they have a solution. They want to bring in more foreign workers to do the job because companies can't find enough people in Ontario. >> Driving-long and short haul

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Today’s Trucking
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Sep 24, 2018
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Immigrants from South Asia account for a massive shift in the demographics of Canada's truck drivers, according to more than 25 years of Canada Census data. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINECase challenging road test wait-time for refugees goes before human rights tribunal today (CBC, Aug. 24/18)
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CBC
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Aug 24, 2018
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Syrian refugee Shyesh Al-Turki, a former truck driver, is challenging the Ontario government on a policy his lawyer says is discriminatory against refugees. In order to bypass the wait time in between licences, drivers must provide documents from their home country — a nearly impossible task for refugees. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-long and short haul; Driving-taxi and rideshare