Driver Shortage in Canada Will Increase 50% in Next 4 Years
The 22,000 openings for professional drivers will increaseto 34,000 in the next 4 years according to a CBC article published in late December 2019.
As many semi-truck drivers slip into retirement, the drivershortage will reach critical mass in Canada. For a career that offersa starting salary of near $50,000 for an investment of only 244 hoursof training, why aren't more people moving towards a career as a long-haultrucker?
Especially if you are 21 years of age, the opportunity ishuge. Most states south of the border require you to be 21 or older to crossstate lines as a professional driver. That means that you are indemand as a critical component to the growing global logisticspuzzle.
Being in driver demand will lead to faster pay raises andbetter routes for the cream of the crop. If you're looking to quickly moveahead in your career, consider leveraging your opportunity by becoming a Class1 driver.
The good news is that First Class Training Centre is the premier driver training academy in the province. They have the best reputation and the best connections with the transportation industry to get you that important first posting.
With offices in Winnipeg, Brandon and now Thompson, FirstClass Training Centre is focused on delivering driver education close to whereyou are. Take a moment to read the CBC article and then give us a call at 204 632 5302 todiscuss how lucrative your future can be.