Job prospects Taxi Dispatcher in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Dispatchers (NOC 1525) are fair in British Columbia 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 British Columbia

taxi dispatcher
Outlook over the next 3 years

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Dispatchers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 4,550 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): 14%
    • Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482-483, 486, 487, 493): 10%
    • Transit and ground passenger transportation (NAICS 485): 9%
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 89% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 11% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 71% of dispatchers work all year, while 29% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 5% of dispatchers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Cariboo Region Limited Limited
    Kootenay Region Good Good
    Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Fair Fair
    Nechako Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Coast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Northeast Region Fair Fair
    Thompson–Okanagan Region Fair Fair
    Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good Good
    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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