Job prospects Shipper-receiver in New Brunswick

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "shipper-receiver" in New Brunswick or Canada.

Job opportunities in New Brunswick

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Shippers and receivers (NOC 1521) in New Brunswick for the 2022-2024 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Shippers and receivers are found in most industries, though would be in greater demand in wholesale and retail trade enterprises. Job prospects will be enhanced for candidates with experience working with hoists or winches; dollies and hand trucks; pallet lifters; industrial lift trucks and fork-lifts. Forklift operator training is required for positions where this equipment is in use. Most positions are physically demanding, often requiring some lifting. However, computer literacy is also an asset and a familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet software packages is particularly valuable.

Here are some key facts about Shippers and receivers in New Brunswick:

  • Approximately 2,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Shippers and receivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 32%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 11%
    • Food and beverage stores (NAICS 445): 9%
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 7%
    • Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 481-483, 485-486, 493): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 92% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 8% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 69% of shippers and receivers work all year, while 31% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of shippers and receivers are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 81% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 19% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 12% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 55% compared to 30% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 8% compared to 9% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 19% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 6% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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