Job prospects Transport Driver in Northwest Territories

Job opportunities for Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) are fair in Northwest Territories 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 Northwest Territories

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Outlook over the next 3 years

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.
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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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