Tools for Employing Newcomers

New Trucking HR Canada tools  unveiled to help employ refugees

Free guides and online resources respond to resettlement of Syrian refugees, and apply to anyone who employs newcomers

OTTAWA, ON (December 16, 2015) – Trucking HR Canada has today unveiled a series of free resources for fleets looking to employ newcomers to Canada such as Syrian refugees.

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  Also offered for free is a guide on creating easy-to-read documents, which will be particularly important when working with people who have 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.

Creating diverse workplaces is already one of the best practices demonstrated by fleets looking to address the intensifying shortage of drivers. Examples can be seen by initiatives already put to work by 90% of the workplaces recognized in this year’s Top Fleet Employers program.

Also included at is a link 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.

Your Guide to Human Resources

Module 4: Immigrants, Permanent Residents, New Canadians

Immigration is an important part of Canada’s plan to maintain and grow our labour force. Currently, about 20% of the labour force, or one out of every five people, are immigrants. Immigrants represent a potential source of qualified drivers that industry should not ignore.

This guide will help companies learn why immigrants can be a key part of their driver recruiting strategy, and the best practices they should use to recruit and retain immigrants as truck drivers.

Free Download

Creating Easy-to-Read Documents

Plain language guidelines for the trucking industry.

Free Download

Immigrant Services in Your Area (CIC)

This resource has been developed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Fleets can use their interactive map to locate immigrant serving organizations in their area by simply selecting their province and region. Click on the button below for more information. 

Immigrant Services