Job prospects Transport Driver near Red Deer (AB)

Explore current and future job prospects for Transport truck drivers near Red Deer (AB). These trends also apply to people working as a transport driver.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

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Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Red Deer region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Red Deer region:

  • Approximately 2,740 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 58%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 11%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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