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Supporting women in the trucking industry, released by Alberta on 20 February 2024

Good day ladies and gentlemen, this is IRC news, I am Joy Stephen, a certified Canadian Immigration practitioner, and I bring to you this Provincial News Bulletin from the province of Alberta. This recording originates from the Polinsys studios in Cambridge, Ontario.

More than ever, drivers are needed in the commercial transportation sector to help get Alberta products to market and ensure communities have access to essential goods and services. In Alberta, women represent only 2.9 per cent of commercial truckers, below the national rate of four per cent. There are approximately 4,260 transport truck driver job vacancies in the province.

To help address these labour shortages in the commercial trucking industry, in 2022-23 Alberta’s government committed $40 million over four years to provide commercial driver training grants to unemployed and underemployed Albertans. This $2.8-million funding commitment over two years will help Women Building Futures provide programming that teaches skills, builds confidence and connects graduates to good jobs as drivers with companies that are committed to creating safe and inclusive workplaces.

This news indicates possibility of opportunities for Internationally trained Drivers. 

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