The shortage of qualified workers in Canada is growing on a daily basis. Whether it’s plumbers, electricians or Professional Drivers there are not enough bodies to fill all the openings. The younger generations are not currently rushing to start professional driving careers in comparable numbers to those retiring. Hiring of foreign workers has become a solution for many employers to not only fill their empty seats but to also lower the average age of their drivers. It is a huge opportunity for these drivers to come to Canada and they are looking to stay long-term as drivers. When they arrive in Canada they come to MTI, Castlegar, for Canada-specific training and arrive at their employer’s 10 days (on average) later, licensed and ready to go to work!