Job prospects for Transport truck drivers

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Transport truck drivers ( 7511 )

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Newfoundland and LabradorFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Activity in the trucking industry tends to reflect general economic conditions. Most opportunities in this position in Newfoundland and Labrador will arise from retirements. Some long-haul trucking companies are attempting to improve conditions that have long characterized this occupation, such as reducing long periods away from home.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 3,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 34%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 20%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 6%
    • Support activities for mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 213): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 43% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 57% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of transport truck drivers are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Avalon Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Avalon Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Activity in the trucking industry tends to reflect general economic conditions. Most opportunities in this position in Newfoundland and Labrador will arise from retirements. Some long-haul trucking companies are attempting to improve conditions that have long characterized this occupation, such as reducing long periods away from home.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Avalon Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 1,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 44%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 16%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 9%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%
Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of a few positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Activity in the trucking industry tends to reflect general economic conditions. Most opportunities in this position in Newfoundland and Labrador will arise from retirements. Some long-haul trucking companies are attempting to improve conditions that have long characterized this occupation, such as reducing long periods away from home.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions:

  • Approximately 1,090 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 53%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 18%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 9%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 5%
South Coast–Burin Peninsula Region Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of a few positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Activity in the trucking industry tends to reflect general economic conditions. Most opportunities in this position in Newfoundland and Labrador will arise from retirements. Some long-haul trucking companies are attempting to improve conditions that have long characterized this occupation, such as reducing long periods away from home.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions:

  • Approximately 1,090 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 53%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 18%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 9%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 5%
West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of a few positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Activity in the trucking industry tends to reflect general economic conditions. Most opportunities in this position in Newfoundland and Labrador will arise from retirements. Some long-haul trucking companies are attempting to improve conditions that have long characterized this occupation, such as reducing long periods away from home.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region:

  • Approximately 650 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 40%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 24%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 10%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 6%

Prince Edward IslandGood

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

The demand for workers in this field often fluctuates with economic conditions, especially those in the manufacturing, wholesale trade and construction sectors. Since truck drivers carry goods to various markets within Canada and the United States, the occupation is quite sensitive to regional and global economic turns.

Technology has impacted the trucking industry significantly over the past decade. Trucks are now more efficient and safer to operate, but they are also more mechanically complex. Emerging training needs for drivers include computer skills, electronic technologies, vehicle inspection and trouble-shooting.

Working conditions, such as long work hours, unconventional work schedules and being away from home are listed as some of the main causes for the high employee turnover in this occupation. In particular, there tends to be a high turnover rate for long-haul drivers increasing the number of openings in this specific area. Also, in certain industries, such as construction, agriculture and forestry, seasonal work is common as drivers often experience periods of unemployment during the year.

Further, those with industry certification, such as a licence to transport dangerous goods or enhanced security clearance at international borders, will likely have more career opportunities. Employment opportunities may also be good for tractor-trailer (long-haul) truck drivers who own and operate their own trucks. Job prospects may be stronger for experienced workers with a clean driver's abstract as well. However, for individuals under the age of 25, career prospects in this field may be reduced because of the greater insurance costs to employers. The use of global positioning systems and onboard computers has significant impact on how truckers work and on employers' requirements.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 1,550 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 49%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 8%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
    • Agriculture (NAICS 111, 112, 1151, 1152): 7%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 47% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 53% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 28 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of transport truck drivers are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.

Nova ScotiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in Nova Scotia 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.

Demand for transport drivers is strong and is expected to increase further as a large share of drivers reach retirement age during the next several years. The need for drivers is particularly acute in long-haul trucking due to the more challenging lifestyle associated with it. To increase the supply of workers, the trucking industry is drawing on underrepresented demographic groups and newcomers. Jobseekers may benefit from employer programs to attract workers, such as subsidized tuition and productivity-based bonuses. Further, the mobile nature of this occupation often allows transport drivers to live in the community of their choice.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 6,900 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 45%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 13%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 57% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 43% 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 32 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of transport truck drivers are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Annapolis Valley Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Annapolis Valley 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Annapolis Valley region:

  • Approximately 1,230 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 51%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 18%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 6%
Cape Breton Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Cape Breton 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Cape Breton region:

  • Approximately 790 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 46%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 18%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 12%
Halifax Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Halifax region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 2,420 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 58%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 11%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 8%
North Shore Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the North Shore 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the North Shore region:

  • Approximately 1,510 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 57%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 13%
    • Forestry and logging (NAICS 113, 1153): 6%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
Southern Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Southern 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Southern region:

  • Approximately 940 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 55%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 15%
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 5%

New BrunswickFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in New Brunswick for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several 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 Transport truck drivers in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 7,650 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 56%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 12%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 94% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 6% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 54% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 46% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • 12% of transport truck drivers are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Campbellton–Miramichi Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Campbellton - Miramichi region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several 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 Transport truck drivers in the Campbellton - Miramichi region:

  • Approximately 1,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 58%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 21%
    • Non metallic mineral product and primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 327, 331): 6%
Edmundston–Woodstock Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Edmundston - Woodstock region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several 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 Transport truck drivers in the Edmundston - Woodstock region:

  • Approximately 1,510 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 84%
Fredericton–Oromocto Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Fredericton - Oromocto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several 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 Transport truck drivers in the Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 1,140 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 60%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 20%
Moncton–Richibucto Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Moncton - Richibucto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several 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 Transport truck drivers in the Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 2,480 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 66%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
Saint John–St. Stephen Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Saint John - St. Stephen region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several 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 Transport truck drivers in the Saint John - St. Stephen region:

  • Approximately 1,140 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 56%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 12%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 8%

QuebecGood

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in Québec 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.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in Québec:

  • Approximately 66,500 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 55%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
    • Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482-483, 485-486, 487, 493): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 56% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 44% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • 14% of transport truck drivers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions. In addition, the regional outlook for this occupation will be less favorable than in the province as a whole due to a higher proportion of unemployed workers.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region:

  • Approximately 2,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 62%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 7%
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions. In addition, the regional outlook for this occupation will be less favorable than in the province as a whole due to a higher proportion of unemployed workers.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region:

  • Approximately 2,210 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 73%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
Capitale-Nationale Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Capitale-Nationale region for the 2019-2021 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.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Capitale-Nationale region:

  • Approximately 4,280 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 58%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 8%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 6%
Centre-du-Québec Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Centre-du-Québec region 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.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Centre-du-Québec region:

  • Approximately 2,880 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 64%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Chaudière - Appalaches region 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Chaudière - Appalaches region:

  • Approximately 4,590 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 70%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
Côte-Nord Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions. In addition, the regional outlook for this occupation will be less favorable than in the province as a whole due to a higher proportion of unemployed workers.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions:

  • Approximately 830 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 42%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 13%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 11%
    • Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 6%
Estrie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Estrie region for the 2019-2021 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.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Estrie region:

  • Approximately 2,870 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 77%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions. In addition, the regional outlook for this occupation will be less favorable than in the province as a whole due to a higher proportion of unemployed workers.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine region:

  • Approximately 530 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 58%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Forestry and logging (NAICS 113, 1153): 5%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
Lanaudière Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Lanaudière region for the 2019-2021 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.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Lanaudière region:

  • Approximately 5,790 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 70%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
Laurentides Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Laurentides region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Laurentides region:

  • Approximately 4,550 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 62%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 12%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
Laval Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region, 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region:

  • Approximately 27,010 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 68%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
Mauricie Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Mauricie region 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.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions. In the region, employment growth slightly lower than that of Quebec weakens the medium-term prospects for this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Mauricie region:

  • Approximately 2,570 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 55%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 8%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
Montréal Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 27,010 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 68%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
Montérégie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Montérégie region 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Montérégie region:

  • Approximately 15,280 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 67%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
Nord-du-Québec Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions. In addition, the regional outlook for this occupation will be less favorable than in the province as a whole due to a higher proportion of unemployed workers.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions:

  • Approximately 830 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 42%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 13%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 11%
    • Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 6%
Outaouais Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Outaouais region for the 2019-2021 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.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Outaouais region:

  • Approximately 2,460 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 55%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 7%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

It is possible to work in this occupation without any specific training, but this situation tends to change rapidly. Indeed, the introduction of several technological innovations in recent years has a significant impact on the requirements of employers and the tasks of those workers who must have a driving license of the appropriate class for the vehicle used (classes 1 to 3) and an excellent driving record. In addition, some employers require a secondary school diploma, a certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as knowledge of mechanics. Although several companies offer on the job training, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in truck driving may also be required. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years' experience, who are autonomous, responsible, patient, physically fit, adaptable, professional and rigorous, and possess good judgment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset.

Several factors are helping to boost employment in this occupation, including rising domestic consumption, growth in imports and exports, expanding e-purchasing, manufacturing and mining needs, as well as regulatory changes (adoption of rules limiting consecutive driving hours, imposition of speed limiters and "just-in-time" inventory management). On the other hand, the uncertainty raised by US trade policy could hinder the creation of new positions. In addition, the regional outlook for this occupation will be less favorable than in the province as a whole due to a higher proportion of unemployed workers.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region:

  • Approximately 2,150 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 67%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%

OntarioGood

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in Ontario for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Employment in this occupation has remained relatively stable over the last decade in Ontario. The demand for workers in this field often fluctuates with economic conditions, especially those in the manufacturing, wholesale trade and construction sectors. Since truck drivers carry goods to various markets within Ontario, Canada and the United States, the occupation is quite sensitive to regional and global economic turns.

Technology has impacted the trucking industry significantly over the past decade as automated driving systems start to develop in the industry. Trucks are now more efficient and safer to operate, but they are also more mechanically complex. Emerging training needs for drivers include computer skills, electronic technologies, vehicle inspection and trouble-shooting.

Given the size of this occupation, job openings will arise from worker turnover as truck drivers leave for other professions or exit the labour market. Working conditions, such as long work hours, unconventional work schedules and being away from home are some of the main causes for the high employee turnover in this occupation. In particular, there tends to be a high turnover rate for long-haul drivers increasing the number of openings in this specific area. Also, in certain industries, such as construction and forestry, seasonal work is common as drivers often experience periods of unemployment throughout the year.

As of July 1, 2017, all new commercial Class A truck drivers have to complete a mandatory entry-level training course implemented by the Ministry of Transportation. As well, all Class D truck drivers have new licence renewal and medical requirements as of July 1, 2018. Further, those with industry certification, such as a licence to transport dangerous goods or enhanced security clearance at international borders, will likely have more opportunities. Job prospects may be stronger for experienced workers with a clean driver's abstract as well. However, for individuals under the age of 25, career prospects in this field may be reduced because of the greater insurance costs to employers.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 107,650 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 55%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 8%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
    • Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482-483, 486, 487, 493): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 94% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 6% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 58% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 42% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 21% of transport truck drivers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Transport truck drivers are important to the region's economy given its significant manufacturing sector and access to vital trade corridors.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 12,440 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 70%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
Kingston–Pembroke Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Kingston - Pembroke region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 2,460 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 60%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 13%
Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Transport truck drivers are important to the region's economy given its significant manufacturing presence.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 11,390 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 70%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
London Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the London region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the London region:

  • Approximately 7,210 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 74%
Muskoka–Kawarthas Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 3,850 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 67%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 10%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 9%
Northeast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Northeast region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

In the Northeastern region, seasonal weather conditions may affect demand for drivers and roadway accessibility.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 4,670 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 59%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 13%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 6%
Northwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Northwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

In the Northwestern region, seasonal weather conditions may affect demand for drivers and roadway accessibility.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Northwest region:

  • Approximately 1,690 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 60%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 12%
    • Forestry and logging and fishing, hunting and trapping (NAICS 113, 114, 1153): 10%
Ottawa Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Ottawa region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 6,730 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 67%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 3,720 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 59%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%
    • Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing (NAICS 327): 6%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
Toronto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Many trucking companies have terminals and facilities in the Toronto area given the greater access to transportation networks.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 47,170 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 81%
Windsor-Sarnia Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Windsor - Sarnia region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Transport truck drivers are important to the region's economy given its close proximity and role as a commercial link to the United States market.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 6,310 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 77%

ManitobaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in Manitoba 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.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 14,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 68%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 94% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 6% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 55% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 45% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 18% of transport truck drivers are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Interlake Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Interlake region for the 2019-2021 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Interlake region:

  • Approximately 1,450 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 69%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 8%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
North Central Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the North Central region for the 2019-2021 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.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the North Central region:

  • Approximately 2,160 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 79%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
North Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the North region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the North region:

  • Approximately 510 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 58%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 9%
    • Forestry and logging: 8%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
Parklands Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Parklands region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Parklands region:

  • Approximately 510 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 58%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 9%
    • Forestry and logging: 8%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
South Central Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the South Central region for the 2019-2021 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.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the South Central region:

  • Approximately 2,160 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 79%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
Southeast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Southeast region 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.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Southeast region:

  • Approximately 1,880 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 74%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 8%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 6%
Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Southwest region for the 2019-2021 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.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,450 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 72%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 5%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
Winnipeg Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Winnipeg 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.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Winnipeg region:

  • Approximately 6,580 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 77%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%

SaskatchewanFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in Saskatchewan 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Saskatchewan's soft economy is partly due to a slump in uranium mining. In 2018 Cameco permanently laid off approximately 700 employees and there are no signs things will improve in the near future. Cameco executives have told community leader not to expect any mines re-opening until at least 2021.

The potash industry has also had its setbacks recently. In August 2019, Mosaic reported a $233 million loss in the second quarter of 2019. As a result, the company laid off approximately 350 workers at their Colonsay potash mine. The other potash companies struggled as well. Nutrien announced temporary layoffs of up to 750 workers at three of their mines: Allan, Lanigan, and Vanscoy. K+S decided to cut back production but was able to avoid laying off employees.

The future of the potash industry in Saskatchewan is unknown at this time. The Australian-based mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd is looking at a potential $17 billion potash project east of Saskatoon. BHP is giving itself until February 2021 to decide whether to proceed. If they do, the Jansen mine would add about 4.4 million tonnes of potash per year to the market, potentially enough to drive down potash prices, negatively affecting the other potash mining companies operating in Saskatchewan.

The Government of Saskatchewan has reached a deal with the federal government to shut down most of its coal-fired power plants by 2030. The agreement allows Boundary Dam 4 to remain open until the end of 2021 and Boundary Dam 5 to the end of 2024. With the phasing out of coal mines, communities like Coronach and Estevan will require help with the transitioning.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Saskatchewan region:

  • Approximately 11,200 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 52%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 54% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 46% 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 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 17% of transport truck drivers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Northern Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Northern region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Saskatchewan's soft economy is partly due to a slump in uranium mining. In 2018 Cameco permanently laid off approximately 700 employees and there are no signs things will improve in the near future. Cameco executives have told community leader not to expect any mines re-opening until at least 2021.

The potash industry has also had its setbacks recently. In August 2019, Mosaic reported a $233 million loss in the second quarter of 2019. As a result, the company laid off approximately 350 workers at their Colonsay potash mine. The other potash companies struggled as well. Nutrien announced temporary layoffs of up to 750 workers at three of their mines: Allan, Lanigan, and Vanscoy. K+S decided to cut back production but was able to avoid laying off employees.

The future of the potash industry in Saskatchewan is unknown at this time. The Australian-based mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd is looking at a potential $17 billion potash project east of Saskatoon. BHP is giving itself until February 2021 to decide whether to proceed. If they do, the Jansen mine would add about 4.4 million tonnes of potash per year to the market, potentially enough to drive down potash prices, negatively affecting the other potash mining companies operating in Saskatchewan.

The Government of Saskatchewan has reached a deal with the federal government to shut down most of its coal-fired power plants by 2030. The agreement allows Boundary Dam 4 to remain open until the end of 2021 and Boundary Dam 5 to the end of 2024. With the phasing out of coal mines, communities like Coronach and Estevan will require help with the transitioning.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Northern region:

  • Approximately 2,360 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 69%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 5%
Prince Albert Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Prince Albert region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Saskatchewan's soft economy is partly due to a slump in uranium mining. In 2018 Cameco permanently laid off approximately 700 employees and there are no signs things will improve in the near future. Cameco executives have told community leader not to expect any mines re-opening until at least 2021.

The potash industry has also had its setbacks recently. In August 2019, Mosaic reported a $233 million loss in the second quarter of 2019. As a result, the company laid off approximately 350 workers at their Colonsay potash mine. The other potash companies struggled as well. Nutrien announced temporary layoffs of up to 750 workers at three of their mines: Allan, Lanigan, and Vanscoy. K+S decided to cut back production but was able to avoid laying off employees.

The future of the potash industry in Saskatchewan is unknown at this time. The Australian-based mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd is looking at a potential $17 billion potash project east of Saskatoon. BHP is giving itself until February 2021 to decide whether to proceed. If they do, the Jansen mine would add about 4.4 million tonnes of potash per year to the market, potentially enough to drive down potash prices, negatively affecting the other potash mining companies operating in Saskatchewan.

The Government of Saskatchewan has reached a deal with the federal government to shut down most of its coal-fired power plants by 2030. The agreement allows Boundary Dam 4 to remain open until the end of 2021 and Boundary Dam 5 to the end of 2024. With the phasing out of coal mines, communities like Coronach and Estevan will require help with the transitioning.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Prince Albert region:

  • Approximately 2,360 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 69%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 5%
Regina–Moose Mountain Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Regina - Moose Mountain region 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.

Saskatchewan's soft economy is partly due to a slump in uranium mining. In 2018 Cameco permanently laid off approximately 700 employees and there are no signs things will improve in the near future. Cameco executives have told community leader not to expect any mines re-opening until at least 2021.

The potash industry has also had its setbacks recently. In August 2019, Mosaic reported a $233 million loss in the second quarter of 2019. As a result, the company laid off approximately 350 workers at their Colonsay potash mine. The other potash companies struggled as well. Nutrien announced temporary layoffs of up to 750 workers at three of their mines: Allan, Lanigan, and Vanscoy. K+S decided to cut back production but was able to avoid laying off employees.

The future of the potash industry in Saskatchewan is unknown at this time. The Australian-based mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd is looking at a potential $17 billion potash project east of Saskatoon. BHP is giving itself until February 2021 to decide whether to proceed. If they do, the Jansen mine would add about 4.4 million tonnes of potash per year to the market, potentially enough to drive down potash prices, negatively affecting the other potash mining companies operating in Saskatchewan.

The Government of Saskatchewan has reached a deal with the federal government to shut down most of its coal-fired power plants by 2030. The agreement allows Boundary Dam 4 to remain open until the end of 2021 and Boundary Dam 5 to the end of 2024. With the phasing out of coal mines, communities like Coronach and Estevan will require help with the transitioning.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Regina - Moose Mountain region:

  • Approximately 3,310 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 62%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 10%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 5%
Saskatoon–Biggar Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Saskatoon - Biggar region 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.

Saskatchewan's soft economy is partly due to a slump in uranium mining. In 2018 Cameco permanently laid off approximately 700 employees and there are no signs things will improve in the near future. Cameco executives have told community leader not to expect any mines re-opening until at least 2021.

The potash industry has also had its setbacks recently. In August 2019, Mosaic reported a $233 million loss in the second quarter of 2019. As a result, the company laid off approximately 350 workers at their Colonsay potash mine. The other potash companies struggled as well. Nutrien announced temporary layoffs of up to 750 workers at three of their mines: Allan, Lanigan, and Vanscoy. K+S decided to cut back production but was able to avoid laying off employees.

The future of the potash industry in Saskatchewan is unknown at this time. The Australian-based mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd is looking at a potential $17 billion potash project east of Saskatoon. BHP is giving itself until February 2021 to decide whether to proceed. If they do, the Jansen mine would add about 4.4 million tonnes of potash per year to the market, potentially enough to drive down potash prices, negatively affecting the other potash mining companies operating in Saskatchewan.

The Government of Saskatchewan has reached a deal with the federal government to shut down most of its coal-fired power plants by 2030. The agreement allows Boundary Dam 4 to remain open until the end of 2021 and Boundary Dam 5 to the end of 2024. With the phasing out of coal mines, communities like Coronach and Estevan will require help with the transitioning.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Saskatoon - Biggar region:

  • Approximately 3,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 67%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
Swift Current–Moose Jaw Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Swift Current - Moose Jaw region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Saskatchewan's soft economy is partly due to a slump in uranium mining. In 2018 Cameco permanently laid off approximately 700 employees and there are no signs things will improve in the near future. Cameco executives have told community leader not to expect any mines re-opening until at least 2021.

The potash industry has also had its setbacks recently. In August 2019, Mosaic reported a $233 million loss in the second quarter of 2019. As a result, the company laid off approximately 350 workers at their Colonsay potash mine. The other potash companies struggled as well. Nutrien announced temporary layoffs of up to 750 workers at three of their mines: Allan, Lanigan, and Vanscoy. K+S decided to cut back production but was able to avoid laying off employees.

The future of the potash industry in Saskatchewan is unknown at this time. The Australian-based mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd is looking at a potential $17 billion potash project east of Saskatoon. BHP is giving itself until February 2021 to decide whether to proceed. If they do, the Jansen mine would add about 4.4 million tonnes of potash per year to the market, potentially enough to drive down potash prices, negatively affecting the other potash mining companies operating in Saskatchewan.

The Government of Saskatchewan has reached a deal with the federal government to shut down most of its coal-fired power plants by 2030. The agreement allows Boundary Dam 4 to remain open until the end of 2021 and Boundary Dam 5 to the end of 2024. With the phasing out of coal mines, communities like Coronach and Estevan will require help with the transitioning.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Swift Current - Moose Jaw region:

  • Approximately 1,040 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 73%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 5%
Yorkton–Melville Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Yorkton - Melville region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Saskatchewan's soft economy is partly due to a slump in uranium mining. In 2018 Cameco permanently laid off approximately 700 employees and there are no signs things will improve in the near future. Cameco executives have told community leader not to expect any mines re-opening until at least 2021.

The potash industry has also had its setbacks recently. In August 2019, Mosaic reported a $233 million loss in the second quarter of 2019. As a result, the company laid off approximately 350 workers at their Colonsay potash mine. The other potash companies struggled as well. Nutrien announced temporary layoffs of up to 750 workers at three of their mines: Allan, Lanigan, and Vanscoy. K+S decided to cut back production but was able to avoid laying off employees.

The future of the potash industry in Saskatchewan is unknown at this time. The Australian-based mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd is looking at a potential $17 billion potash project east of Saskatoon. BHP is giving itself until February 2021 to decide whether to proceed. If they do, the Jansen mine would add about 4.4 million tonnes of potash per year to the market, potentially enough to drive down potash prices, negatively affecting the other potash mining companies operating in Saskatchewan.

The Government of Saskatchewan has reached a deal with the federal government to shut down most of its coal-fired power plants by 2030. The agreement allows Boundary Dam 4 to remain open until the end of 2021 and Boundary Dam 5 to the end of 2024. With the phasing out of coal mines, communities like Coronach and Estevan will require help with the transitioning.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Yorkton - Melville region:

  • Approximately 890 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 68%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%

AlbertaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several 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.

High demand for Alberta's oil and gas products, in the midst of pipeline capacity constraints, is increasing the industry's dependence on rail and truck services. Uber Freight has recently expanded to Canada. Demand in the sector is partially influenced by Government of Alberta mandated oil production quotas and associated exemptions, particularly for rail transport.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 45,700 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 53%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 55% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 45% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 18% of transport truck drivers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Coal production in Alberta has been in decline, largely because of the imminent closure of mines aimed at producing thermal coal for domestic use. The government mandated transition from coal-fired power generation to natural gas-fired and renewable energy sources may limit the job opportunities for this mining related occupation. That said, the Vista coal mine is now operating and shipping coal to export markets with a few new jobs on offer.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 7,440 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 62%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 10%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region 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 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 Transport truck drivers in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 7,440 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 62%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 10%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
Calgary Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Calgary region 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 12,710 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 71%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
Camrose–Drumheller Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Camrose - Drumheller region 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Coal production in Alberta has been in decline, largely because of the imminent closure of mines aimed at producing thermal coal for domestic use. The government mandated transition from coal-fired power generation to natural gas-fired and renewable energy sources may limit the job opportunities for this mining related occupation. That said, the Vista coal mine is now operating and shipping coal to export markets with a few new jobs on offer.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Camrose - Drumheller region:

  • Approximately 3,040 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 61%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 8%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
Edmonton Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Edmonton region 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Coal production in Alberta has been in decline, largely because of the imminent closure of mines aimed at producing thermal coal for domestic use. The government mandated transition from coal-fired power generation to natural gas-fired and renewable energy sources may limit the job opportunities for this mining related occupation. That said, the Vista coal mine is now operating and shipping coal to export markets with a few new jobs on offer.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 14,440 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 65%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 3,640 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 69%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
Red Deer Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Red Deer region 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Red Deer region:

  • Approximately 2,740 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 58%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 11%
Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake region:

  • Approximately 1,690 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 56%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 9%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 9%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%

British ColumbiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

In 2019, Uber Freight expanded into Canada's trucking market. The Uber Freight app connects truck drivers with shipping companies so that trucks are not running empty miles across the country.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 39,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 53%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
    • Forestry and logging (NAICS 113, 1153): 6%
    • Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482-483, 486, 487, 493): 5%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 53% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 47% 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 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 17% of transport truck drivers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.

A number of major projects in B.C. will push employment in skilled construction trades.

  • Infrastructure projects include the Patullo Bridge replacement (Greater Vancouver) and the Kicking Horse Canyon highway project (Golden).
  • Transportation projects include the LNG Canada project (Kitimat) and the Coastal Gaslink LNG Pipeline (Dawson Creek to Kitimat).
  • Public Transit projects include the Millenium Line (Vancouver) and the Translink Surrey Light Rail Transit (LRT).
  • Utility projects include BC Hydro's Peace River Site C Dam and the Capital Region District Wastewater Management project.

In 2019, the Government of BC gave regulatory authority to the Office of the British Columbia Container Trucking Commissioner (OBCCTC) to set rates and fuel surcharges in order to balancing fair compensation for drivers with the ongoing competitiveness of the sector.

Regional prospects

Cariboo Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Cariboo region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The expansion of Prince Rupert's Fairview Terminal is expected to increase rail and warehousing employment throughout northern B.C.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Cariboo region:

  • Approximately 2,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 53%
    • Forestry and logging: 17%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 8%
Kootenay Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Kootenay region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Kootenay region:

  • Approximately 1,220 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 54%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 22%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 5%
Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 24,170 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 70%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
Nechako Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Nechako region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The expansion of Prince Rupert's Fairview Terminal is expected to increase rail and warehousing employment throughout northern B.C.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Nechako region:

  • Approximately 1,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 49%
    • Forestry and logging: 18%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 12%
North Coast Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the North 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.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The expansion of Prince Rupert's Fairview Terminal is expected to increase rail and warehousing employment throughout northern B.C.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the North Coast region:

  • Approximately 1,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 49%
    • Forestry and logging: 18%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 12%
Northeast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Northeast region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The expansion of Prince Rupert's Fairview Terminal is expected to increase rail and warehousing employment throughout northern B.C.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 1,570 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 66%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 8%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 7%
Thompson–Okanagan Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Thompson - Okanagan region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 4,560 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 53%
    • Forestry and logging: 11%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 7%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) 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.
  • 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 Transport truck drivers in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 4,090 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 41%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 17%
    • Forestry and logging: 9%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%

Yukon TerritoryGood

The employment outlook will be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in Yukon for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Demand for this occupation is expected to be strong over the forecast period. Growth is expected in many mining-related industries such as construction, trade, and transportation due to ongoing and upcoming major projects across the territory.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Yukon region:

  • Approximately 600 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 32%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 20%
    • Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 16%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 12%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 91% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 9% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 48% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 52% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 28 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of transport truck drivers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.

Northwest TerritoriesFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in Northwest Territories 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Various mining projects will maintain positive employment growth over the forecast period. These will be supplemented by joint federal/territorial infrastructure projects such as upgrading three power facilites across the territory, and building a new healthcare and wellness facility in Yellowknife.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Northwest Territories region:

  • Approximately 800 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 32%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 20%
    • Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 16%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 12%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 92% compared to 86% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 8% compared to 14% for all occupations
  • 55% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 45% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 24 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of transport truck drivers are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.

NunavutFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in Nunavut for the 2019-2021 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Despite a lull in mine construction during the forecast period, there are infrastructure projects in various communities around Nunavut that should keep current workers busy and provide some opportunities for skilled tradespeople. Looking further ahead, larger projects will come online, bringing job growth back to the construction sector. For example, the expansion of the Hope Bay Gold Mine near Cambridge Bay is expected to create about 360 construction jobs by 2022.

Here are some key facts about Transport truck drivers in the Nunavut region:

  • Approximately 450 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 32%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 20%
    • Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 16%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 12%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 78% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 22% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 56% of transport truck drivers work all year, while 44% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 22 weeks compared to 24 weeks for all occupations.

  • Between 2 and 4 thousand hours of experience operating heavy equipment
  • Heavy Equipment Certificate (or equivalent)
  • Class 5 Driver's License or equivalent
  • [Source: Nunavut Minerals Industry Career Catalogue - 2019]

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