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  • Protect immigration, but crack down on non-compliance: CTA

    October 7, 2019 12:37PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is advocating for steps to better protect immigrant truck drivers, following a Globe and Mail investigation into the way immigration consultants and non-compliant fleets are exploiting foreign job seekers. The report uncovered

  • Rural program to attract newcomers as truck drivers

    June 24, 2019 11:44AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Eleven communities will participate in a new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, which is looking to attract newcomers to work in occupations like truck drivers. The selected communities are: Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, and

  • CTA continues call for truck driver immigration program

    February 27, 2019 10:40AM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues its push for a trucking-focused immigration program to help offset a shortage of truck drivers. Speaking yesterday before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, CTA president

  • Trucking alliance welcomes rural, northern immigration pilot

    January 25, 2019 1:46PM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is applauding plans for a five-year federal immigration project meant to help newcomers – including truck drivers – settle in local communities. Immigrants will be selected for the pilot program based on occupational

  • Teamsters looks to block foreign worker bid

    January 11, 2019 10:48AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Teamsters Canada is slamming the Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) bid to bring in foreign workers to help address a driver shortage – stressing instead that the focus should be on improving wages and working conditions to make

  • CTA looks to immigration for labor

    August 23, 2018 9:16AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is looking for better access to immigration channels to help address a labor shortage. Writing to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the industry’s largest lobbying group has identified growing constraints that fleets