Job outlook Material Handler near Calgary (AB)

Job opportunities for Material handlers (NOC 7452) are fair near Calgary (AB) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a material handler.

Job opportunities near Calgary (AB)

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Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Material handlers (NOC 7452) in the Calgary region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Material handlers in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 7,670 people work in this occupation.
  • Material handlers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 41%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 20%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 17%

Job opportunities in Alberta


The job outlook for a material handler working in Alberta is fair over the next 3 years.

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Material handlers (NOC 7452) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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