Canada continues to recover from the pandemic and supply chain backlogs, the health of the trucking and logistics sector’s labour force remains a key concern, according to Trucking HR Canada’s (THRC) latest quarterly Labour Market Snapshot.
Key Findings Include:
- In the third quarter of 2022, Canada’s truck driver labour force amounted to close to 320,000 drivers including those who are fully employed or who are actively seeking work;
- In the second quarter of 2022 the occupation of Transport Truck Driver (NOC 7511) specifically, the vacancy rate is at 9.1% – with 28,210 vacancies across Canada;
- Our labour supply forecasting model projects that about 7,300 drivers will retire each year to 2023. Add to that an estimated 27,000 additional drivers will leave the profession each year for reasons other than retirement;
- In the second quarter of 2022 Trucking HR Canada estimated that there were 5,200 vacant positions for shippers and receivers, up 11% over Q1. In addition, there were approximately 600 vacancies for dispatchers, up 6.1% from Q1 2022, 3,260 vacant material handler jobs (up 3.7%) and 843 vacancies for mechanics (up 14.3%).
Read the full report here.