Workshops in Alberta to assist employers in recruiting a modern workforce

OTTAWA, ON (December 5, 2018)— Trucking HR Canada and The Alberta Motor Transport Association are pleased to host half-day workshops in Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie this February to help fleets optimize their recruitment and retention practices. The workshops, funded by the Labour Market Partnerships Grant Program through the Government of Alberta and Government of Canada, are open to all trucking and logistics employers interested in learning about modern approaches, HR trends, practical strategies, and best practices.

The trucking and logistics sector continues to face a shortage of skilled workers including drivers, technicians, and more. With research showing the need for as many as 48,000 truck drivers in Canada by 2024, it is essential for employers to optimize and modernize their recruitment and retention strategies in order to attract and retain the skilled labour needed to remain competitive in a tight labour market and support business success.

The employer workshops will provide employers with practical solutions to HR challenges and inform on:

  • Recruitment strategies for hard to fill positions
  • Best practices from Top Fleets across the country
  • Retention strategies to engage employees and reduce turnover
  • How to tap into hidden labour pools

“In order to modernize your workforce, you need to modernize your HR approach.” says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “With such a tight labour market, implementing HR best practices is essential to remain competitive.”

Registration is now open, to reserve a spot at any of the three workshops contact the Alberta Motor Transport Association.


The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.