Job prospects Transport Driver in Alberta
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Job opportunities in Alberta

Prospects over the next 3 years

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The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 73300) in Alberta for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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.

Opportunities in this occupation will be positive due to the ageing workforce, persistent labour shortages and challenges attracting young workers. Alberta has pledged $30 million in commercial driving grants, including $10 million of annual funding over the next three years which is earmarked for the Driving Back to Work Program.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in Alberta:

  • Approximately 40,950 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 56%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 91% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 9% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 54% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 46% work only part of the year, compared to 61% and 39% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 42 weeks compared to 42 weeks for all occupations.
  • 25% of transport truck drivers are self-employed compared to an average of 15% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: more than 95% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: less than 5% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 27% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 41% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 14% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 10% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 6% compared to 21% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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