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Transport truck drivers  (NOC 7511)
Annapolis Valley Region
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Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Transport truck drivers in Annapolis Valley Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-12-23

For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in the Annapolis Valley region.

This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:

  • Employment growth is expected to be moderate.
  • A large number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.
  • Employee turnover in this occupation is high, which could generate additional employment opportunities.

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

  • Approximately 1,310 people work in this occupation.
  • Transport truck drivers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 40%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 23%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 14%
    • Forestry and logging (NAICS 113, 1153): 8%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 6%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 72% compared to 67% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 24% compared to 21% for all occupations

Local Labour Market News

Week of Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017 Week of Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017
  • Lightfoot and Wolfville will open a winery in the Wolfville area in July 2017 that will create 20 jobs. Other wineries in the region are also expanding, and a lab has recently opened at Acadia University to provide support to the industry.
Week of Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 Week of May 29 - Jun 02, 2017
  • The Scotian Gold Cooperative Ltd. may double its apple packaging capacity over the next decade in Coldbrook, as a result of a recent expansion. Exports of Nova Scotia apples have grown significantly over the past couple of years.
Please consult the Nova Scotia and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
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