Job prospects Distribution And Transport Logistics Technician in Nova Scotia

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

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Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

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 Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 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 a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

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

  • Approximately 1,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 13%
    • Support activities for transportation (NAICS 488): 11%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 8%
    • Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482, 483, 486, 487, 493): 7%
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 77% of supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations work all year, while 23% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 30 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 9% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Annapolis Valley Region Fair Fair
    Cape Breton Region Fair Fair
    Halifax Region Good Good
    North Shore Region Fair Fair
    Southern Region Fair Fair
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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