Job prospects Transport Driver near Kitchener (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Transport truck drivers near Kitchener (ON). 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

transport driver
Outlook over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Transport truck drivers are important to the region's economy given its significant manufacturing presence.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 11,390 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 70%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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