Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council, CA

The Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) is an organization dedicated to addressing human resource issues in the trucking industry.

The CTHRC conducts research and disseminates the information which helps the trucking industry to understand its labour market issues, and then provides the resources to help identify, attract, train and retain the employees who are critical to the industry’s success.

CTHRC works with industry organizations, employers, educators and labour, who are collectively committed to improving the professionalism and sustainability of the industry.

Together, they develop and deliver the products and programs that are dedicated to meeting these important goals.

As a not for profit National Sector Council, the CTHRC is intended to improve the quality of the Canadian labour force and help industry address changing competitive demands.  The CTHRC and its partners address a large range of issues linked to technological change, quality standards, planning and human resources.

Canada’s trucking industry currently employs more than 500,000 people.  Between now and 2015, the trucking industry will need to attract more than 30,000 qualified workers. The Council is dedicated to help alleviate the pressures of the labour challenges to come.

Website: www.cthrc.com
Organisations presentation, October 2010

CTHRCs role in the project ProfDRV

The CTHRC will provide support, resources and expertise in a number of phases of the project based on their previous experience in developing qualification standards, curriculum, career materials and dealing with multi-stakeholders from education, transportation and employment across Canada.

Involvement in related projects

  • National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Professional Driver, Entry-level Driver and Specialty Drivers as well as for Professional Driver Trainers and Coach/Mentor/Assessors.
  • Earning Your Wheels Curriculum for training entry-level driver to NOS.
  • Truckingcareers.ca – website and tool kit to promote careers in the trucking industry.
  • Closing the GAP Project dealt with addressing training, licensing and employment issues by bringing government representatives from education, transportation and employment together with industry.

All information and reports available at www.cthrc.com


For further information please get in touch with
Angela Splinter (asplinter(at)cthrc(dot)com)