Job prospects Taxi Dispatcher in Alberta

Job opportunities for Dispatchers (NOC 1525) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a taxi dispatcher.

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

Job opportunities in Alberta

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Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Dispatchers (NOC 1525) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Dispatchers in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 5,500 people work in this occupation.
  • Dispatchers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 20%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 13%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 7%
    • Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482-483, 486, 487, 493): 7%
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 71% of dispatchers work all year, while 29% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of dispatchers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Alberta 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 the labour supply and demand for Dispatchers (NOC 1525) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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