Job prospects Distribution And Transport Logistics Technician in the Montréal Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations in the Montréal Region. These trends also apply 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.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was very good over the past few years (2019-2021). There were far more job openings than workers available to fill them.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

distribution and transport logistics technician
Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations (NOC 1215) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in transportation logistics, general DEC or high school diploma is required to access this occupation. A few years of experience in the field are also usually required. Sound knowledge of office automation software and personnel management applications is considered an asset, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to communicate effectively, work as part of a team, demonstrate leadership and negotiate, as well as personal competencies such as organizational, planning and problem-solving skills, and the ability to achieve expected results.

Employment in this occupation will essentially depend on trends that affect the manufacturing, trade, transportation and warehousing sectors. Domestic demand, export and import growth and increased reliance on e-commerce will continue to stimulate activity in trade and transportation, particularly truck transportation. Furthermore, the global coronavirus pandemic highlighted the importance of effective supply-chain management, which should have a positive impact on this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 14,860 people work in this occupation.
  • Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 25%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 19%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 12%
    • Transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336): 7%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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