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Outlook & Prospects for Truck Drivers in London Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|London Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Truck Drivers (NOC 7411) in the London region.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment growth is expected to be strong.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
In addition, due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities will vary depending on the time of the year. Employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.
Here are some key facts about Truck Drivers in the London region:
- Approximately 7,730 people work in this occupation.
- Truck Drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 74%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 71% compared to 66% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 27% compared to 19% for all occupations
Please refer to the Ontario tab for more information related to occupational trends.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2016
- Sodecia North America Inc. is opening a research and development centre in London and looking to hire 26 people within a year
- The Government of Ontario is providing $611,000 to Ramsden Industries Limited in London to increase automation and improve manufacturing processes. This investment will create 14 new jobs and retain 54 positions.
- Startech.com, a London-based technology product maker, has doubled the size of its headquarters to 61,000-sq.-ft. and is looking to hire 200 workers over the next five years
- A $4.3M contract was awarded to Coco Paving Inc. for the repavement of about 10 km from Talbotville to St. Thomas, creating or sustaining approximately 43 direct and indirect construction jobs
- North Star Windows and Doors in St. Thomas, with help from the Government of Ontario, is investing over $10M to expand its manufacturing capabilities and expects to create 140 new jobs
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