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Alberta Supporting Women in the Trucking Industry

The Government of Alberta is providing $2.8 million in funding to Women Building Futures, to help more women train for jobs as commercial truck drivers. 

Women represent only 2.9 percent of commercial truck drivers in Alberta, while there are approximately 4,620 transport truck driver job vacancies in the province.

To help address labour shortages, in 2022-23 the Government of Alberta committed $40 million over four years to provide commercial driver training grants to unemployed and underemployed Albertans. The additional $2.8 million funding commitment, over two years, will help Women Building Futures provide programming that teaches skills and connects graduates to good jobs. This funding is aimed at preparing more women for successful careers that can mean a regular paycheque for their families and a stronger economy for all.

Women Building Futures is a non-profit organization that offers programs and support services to women, allowing them to explore and connect to careers that pay above a living wage. The organization plays an important role in supporting women in industries in which they are traditionally underrepresented, like commercial transportation.

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