Job prospects Truck Driver in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) are good in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a truck 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.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

truck driver
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in British Columbia for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Increased demand for transport services combined with truck driver retirements are expected to create strong demand for this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 39,200 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 53%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
    • Forestry and logging (NAICS 113, 1153): 6%
    • Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482-483, 486, 487, 493): 5%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 53% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 47% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 17% of transport truck drivers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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