Wesley Richards stares grimly at the gleaming vans and trailers lying idle at his transportation company’s garden in Delta, B.C.
“I have been waiting around for extra than a year…in a single situation since January 2019, to get my foreign motorists processed at the Higher Fee in New Delhi,” Richards informed New Canadian Media.
“I have 14 purposes that have been accredited for get the job done permits and 14 drivers have submitted their visa applications…and I can’t get any reaction about the delays,” said Richards, a B.C.-based trucking corporation Human Resources manager.
Richards, whose enterprise has been vetted by Employment and Social Improvement Canada (ESDC) to hire overseas long-haul truck drivers, is not alone.
He is the face of hundreds of employers throughout the region, waiting for foreign workers whose visa applications are caught in a increasing backlog at Canada’s international missions, claims a assume tank specializing