Job opportunities for local delivery and courier service drivers are plentiful as long as the correct licences are held. Many jobs are entry level and job requirements in terms of skills and English language proficiency are not stringent. This sector includes a diverse range of employers and opportunities to work as either an employee or as an owner-operator.
An overview of the different types of transport driving opportunities in Canada; the pros and cons of working in the trucking industry; training programs available across Canada and a discussion of the training and licensing requirements in different provinces; the amount of experience required; English language proficiency requirements; unionization; job outlook; and stories in the media.
Information on employment services, programs, and a job board, either designed specifically for, or likely to appeal to, refugee newcomer women. Also included are links to published reports on the particular employment challenges faced by immigrant women in Canada.
Why newcomers should apply for a licence as soon as possible, an explanation of G2, G1, and G level drivers licensing in Ontario, and some ways to speed up the process. Also included are links to stories in the media about newcomer frustration about how the wait rules currently apply to them, including for driving a truck.