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Trucking HR Canada launches new tool to help fleets employ refugees

OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada has released a series of free resources for fleets looking to hire refugees and other newcomers to Canada.

The Your Guide to Human Resources: Module 4 offers information on how to develop a welcoming and diverse workplace, and is now offered as a free download at, the company claims. Trucking HR Canada also said there is a free guide on how to create easy-to-read documents, which is important for those potential employees with limited English language skills.

“Considering the sheer number of new Canadians who are arriving, we think it is important to give trucking employers access to recently updated materials that support onboarding and integration,” said Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada.  “Our industry needs to take every possible step to ensure that newcomers are guided through reputable training and employment options, and to ensure they are retained within the industry once they choose to follow a career path in trucking. We know that newcomers from a variety of backgrounds will play a vital role in addressing the intensifying shortage of drivers and other personnel.”

According to Trucking HR Canada, creating diverse workplaces is already one of the best practices demonstrated by fleets looking to address the driver shortage.

The Trucking HR Canada site also links to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, complete with contact information for every Immigrant Serving Organization (ISO) in the country, helping Canada’s newest workers integrate into their communities.


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