Job prospects Transport Driver near Vancouver (BC)

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

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was good over the past few years (2019-2021). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

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Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The truck driving industry is experiencing a labour shortage across the region. The region needs truck drivers to fulfill current and future transportation needs. The truck driver shortage is due to an aging workforce, difficulties attracting new workers, and a high turnover rate.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 24,300 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 66%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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