CargoM Launches Professional Trucking Immersion Program

During these activities, participants will be able to learn more about this trade, which is experiencing a major labor shortage. The trucking industry is essential to the health of our economy. Statistics Canada data from the Montreal CMA shows that 27,000 drivers work for 4,500 companies. In 2021, these companies were actively recruiting to fill nearly 3,000 positions. This is why initiatives must be put in place to demystify and promote the trucking profession.

“We are happy to give those interested in the sector a realistic picture in a single day of this profession, the different facets of which can be overlooked and which offers so many possibilities. With all modes of transport in urban environments or at short – to long-distance transport, types of freight and companies to work for, this profession offers a wealth of opportunities.We hope program participants choose this fast track to a new career. Mathieu CharbonneauExecutive Director, CargoM.

“Camo-Route is proud to participate in a project that makes trucking training more accessible. In addition, the Trucking Career Immersion Program allows future candidates to experience working in the field. We believe the program can have a real impact on the hiring of new drivers, which is a real benefit for transportation companies. Greater Montreal.” Chloé St-Amand, General Manager, Camo-Route

“A leader in the teaching of trades related to transport since 1976, the CFTR team is proud to collaborate in this project in order to allow participants to acquire a real professional immersion experience. Once enrolled in the Trucking DEP, students will learn to drive a transport truck. equipment used in the transportation industry. The trucks are equipped with manual, automatic or unsynchronized automated transmissions. Our reputation for training qualified drivers makes it possible to meet the demands and the different realities of the ever-changing trucking industry. Sébastien Roy, Assistant Director, Business Services at CFTR.

The activities are free. To find out the dates of the immersion days or to register, visit and our social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram.

The Trucking Career Immersion Program is made possible thanks to the financial contribution of oConseil metropole emploi. CargoM is also pleased to join forces with partners such as Camo-route, the Sectoral Workforce Committee of the Road Transport Industry and the CFTR, the Saint-Jérôme Road Transport Training Center. CargoM also welcomes trucking companies that host company tours.

About CargoM

Created in 2012, CargoM ( — @CargoMtl) gathers of Greater Montreal stakeholders in logistics and freight transport, including educational establishments, exporters and importers, research centres, sectoral associations and committees, around shared objectives and collaborative projects, with the aim of increasing the cohesion, competitiveness and influence of this sector. Of vital importance for the development of Greater Montrealit represents 120,000 jobs, 6,000 companies and more $4 billion annually in economic benefits.

CargoM’s activities benefit from the financial support of the Montreal Metropolitan Community (MMC), the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAMH), the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI) and all its members.

SOURCE Metropolitan Logistics and Transport Cluster in Montreal

For further information: CargoM, Yves Murray, Project Manager, 514 508-2609, ext. 226, [email protected]

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