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Trucking News
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Aug 23, 2018
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The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is looking for better access to immigration channels to help address a labor shortage. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINEProvince removes barriers for refugees seeking driver’s licences (CTV News, Calgary, July 29/18)
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CTV News
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Jul 29, 2018
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The Alberta government is moving ahead with a plan that will remove a major roadblock that many new refugees face when they first come to Canada and need to provide for their family. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-long and short haul; Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINETrucker shortage has industry scrambling, but lifestyle a hard sell [CBC Jun 25/18],
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CBC
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Jun 25, 2018
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New Brunswick trucking companies say they're struggling to fill jobs that pay an average of $55,000 per year because they can't find drivers. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINEGermany will now train asylum seekers to become truck drivers (Voice of Europe, May 22/18)
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Voice of Europe
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May 22, 2018
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Due to an acute shortage of professional truck drivers the German trucking association has launched a new project to train asylum seekers for the job. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINEGovernment urged to fast-track licensing for experienced refugee drivers
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Advocate Daily
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Dec 14, 2017
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Lawyers call on Ontario's Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to revise policy and allow skilled drivers from war-torn countries to fast track through licensing process. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-long and short haul; Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINESyrian driver in waiting: “I don’t want to be idle” (Today’s Trucking, July 7/17)
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Today’s Trucking
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Jul 07, 2017
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A refugee newcomer from Syria was a truck driver for over 20 years, from the age of 22. But he's still waiting to apply his skills in Ontario. >> Driving-long and short haul; Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINESyrian refugee truck driver challenges MTO over licensing wait (The Star, May 29/17)
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The Star
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May 29, 2017
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Ahmad Al Rasoul is taking the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario to the human rights tribunal to challenge a policy that forces some newcomers to wait a year before taking a road test for a full G driver's licence. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-long and short haul; Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINEAuto Draft
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immigration dot ca
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Feb 24, 2017
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The Canadian trucking industry is facing a shortage of long haul drivers to the tune of 48,000 by 2024. With an average age of 47 and rising, the sector has one of the oldest workforces, with a third of drivers over 55, according to the Canadian Trucking Alliance. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINECanadian trucking industry to face labour shortage unless it diversifies [CBC May 23/16].
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CBC
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May 23, 2016
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The challenges and potential solutions for the trucking industry as it has an increasingly hard time attracting a new generation of drivers. >> Driving-long and short haul

HEADLINEBosnian refugee lives the CDL truck driving American Dream (Drive My Way, Apr. 1/16)
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Drive My Way
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Apr 01, 2016
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A Bosnian refugee lives the CDL truck driving American Dream, finding success as a trucking company executive, creating more than 200 CDL trucking jobs for people. >> Driving-long and short haul