Job prospects Taxi Dispatcher in Nova Scotia

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "taxi dispatcher" in Nova Scotia or Canada.

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Dispatchers (NOC 1525) in Nova Scotia for the 2022-2024 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 a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

There are frequent job openning for this occupation, particularly in Halifax due to its diverse industry base.  Job opportunities may be for positions that are part-time or with long or variable hours of work (i.e. evening and weekends).

Here are some key facts about Dispatchers in Nova Scotia:

  • Approximately 800 people work in this occupation.
  • Dispatchers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 17%
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 15%
    • Transit and ground passenger transportation (NAICS 485): 9%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 7%
    • Support activities for transportation (NAICS 488): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 74% of dispatchers work all year, while 26% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of dispatchers are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 43% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 56% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 9% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 33% compared to 26% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 6% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 33% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 16% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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