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Asian Immigrants: Asian Canadians and Labour Shortage

asian immigrants: Sometimes you're working six days, seven days a week, according to Vancouver Courier. Once the domain of white, blue-collar big-riggers, trucking has shifted gears as South Asian Canadians fill a growing labour shortage and reroute the industry with tech-savvy and chai-vending truck stops. Trucking is a very hard business, Chohan said, overlooking an asphalt lot brimming with semis. In 1996, less than two per cent of Canada's truckers were South Asian immigrants. More than half of all truckers in the Vancouver and Toronto areas were born in South Asia. In 2016, they comprised 18 per cent of the country's roughly 181,000 drivers, according to a study by Newcom Media Inc. based on Statistics Canada's National Household Survey. ( As reported in the news.