Job prospects Distribution And Transport Logistics Technician in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations (NOC 1215) are good in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a distribution and transport logistics technician.

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

distribution and transport logistics technician
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations (NOC 1215) 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 a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Occupations in the transportation and warehousing sector have been experiencing job growth alongside a wave of retirements, causing labour shortages. A rise in e-commerce, recovering oil prices, and high commodity prices will continue to drive demand for labour. Canada's national projection is that 17,230 new truck drivers per year up until 2025 are needed to meet demand (Trucking HR). Labour shortages in the trucking and logistics sectors are likely to impact a wide range of sectors.

Here are some key facts about Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 10,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482-483, 486, 487, 493): 22%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 19%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 11%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 94% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 6% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 70% of supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations work all year, while 30% 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 37 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
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