Job prospects Material Handler near Saanich (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Material handlers near Saanich (BC). These trends also apply to people working as a material handler.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

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

material handler
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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.

Here are some key facts about Material handlers in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 2,400 people work in this occupation.
  • Material handlers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 26%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 23%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 18%
    • Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 7%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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