Job prospects Taxi Dispatcher in Nova Scotia

Job opportunities for Dispatchers (NOC 1525) are fair in Nova Scotia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a taxi dispatcher.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

taxi dispatcher
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Dispatchers (NOC 1525) in Nova Scotia for the 2021-2023 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.

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 the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 900 people work in this occupation.
  • Dispatchers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 18%
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 13%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 10%
    • Transit and ground passenger transportation (NAICS 485): 9%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 6%
  • 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.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Annapolis Valley Region Fair Fair
    Cape Breton Region Fair Fair
    Halifax Region Fair Fair
    North Shore Region Fair Fair
    Southern Region Fair Fair
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    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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