Job outlook Transport Driver in New Brunswick

Job opportunities for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) are fair in New Brunswick over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a transport driver.

Job opportunities in New Brunswick

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Outlook over the next 3 years

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.

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in New Brunswick by economic region.

Location Job outlook
Campbellton–Miramichi Region Fair
Edmundston–Woodstock Region Fair
Fredericton–Oromocto Fair
Moncton–Richibucto Region Fair
Saint John–St. Stephen Region Fair
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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