A recent study, commissioned by the Canadian Truckers Alliance, reports that Canada could see a shortage of 25,000 to 33,000 Truck Drivers by 2020. If this forecast happens, it would represent 14% of the Driver workforce in Canada. Two weeks ago, we shared insights on recent hiring trends for Truck Drivers in the US. Today, we wanted to look at demand for Drivers in Canada. In February, there were approximately 4,800 new jobs posted online across Canada, up 16% compared to February of 2012.
Hiring Demand for Truck Drivers in Canada – 4 Year Hiring Trend
Below are the 5 cities in Canada with the most job ads for Truck Drivers during February. Toronto saw the most unique, new ads posted online, with just over 1,000. Demand here grew 14% compared to February 2012. Of the below 5 cities, however, Edmonton saw the greatest year-over-year growth, with 34% more job ads this year than last. Vancouver was the only location of the below to see a decline from last February.
The industries with the most job postings are:
- General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload
- General Freight Trucking, Local
- Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal
- Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
- Site Preparation Contractors
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