TRUCKERS' SHORTAGE * Canada: Estimated in 10,000 in Ontario alone, by 2024
* Ontario - 'Demographic Tsunami' for truckers
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--- The country will soon be confronted with a shortage of truckers — an estimated 10,000 in Ontario alone by 2024... There are currently about 300,000 truck drivers in Canada, about 97% male, making it the second largest employer of men in the country... Although there’s currently a “slow growth environment” for trucking positions, the long-term trend points to an increasing shortage of drivers, particularly those making long-distance hauls. Under-employed, millennials aren’t attracted to jobs where they might be away from home for a longer time or might have to sleep in their cab, he said... Those type of jobs might pull in $70,000 a year, but there is a need to examine driver compensation in general... The other problem for commercial drivers is that governments don’t deem the job to be a skilled occupation... Ontario will become the first jurisdiction in the country to require mandatory entry-level training for truck drivers, starting next July. Bradley said that change will go a long way to putting this career option on the same level as other trades and making it more appealing to young people...