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Truck Drivers in Canada – Seeking solutions to labour shortage

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and other key stakeholders participated today in the National Supply Chain Summit hosted by Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra to deal with the key challenges and opportunities facing Canada’s supply chains and the actions and strategies required to support a robust economic recovery.

CTA provided the Government of Canada with the following supply chain constraint and labour shortage actions that the Alliance believes warrants priority action:

Labour shortage:

  • The industry must attract Canadians to our sector. CTA would like to work with the Government of Canada to amplify a three-year national public relations and social media campaign CTA unveiled last year. Meanwhile, the trucking industry will continue to work on increasing its vaccination rates which are currently representative of the Canadian population/region they operate;
  • The industry would like to work with the government to develop a training support fund for our sector, which would only be accessible for trusted, ‘known employers’ and would seek to support both pre-licensing training and onboarding/on the job training for commercial drivers;
  • The industry would like to work with the Government of Canada to develop a known employer program for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and other immigration programs. Under the TFWP, CTA would also like to see the application process streamlined when it comes to Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) and to see a clear path to permanent residency available to new entrants under this program.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ CTA, Industry Stakeholders Seek Labour Shortage Solutions with Ottawa – Canadian Trucking Alliance

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