Job prospects 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.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Job opportunities in New Brunswick

transport driver
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

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.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in 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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