Trucking HR Canada releases special labour market information report: driver vacancy rate hits historic high

Jan 11, 2022

Trucking HR Canada (THRC) released a special labour market information report highlighting a staggering vacancy rate in drivers moving into 2022. This Special Report: Vacancies in Trucking and Logistics, provides a THRC analysis and perspective on an intensification of the labour market pressure on the trucking and logistics sector.

Special Labour Market Report

Special report highlights include:

  • The total number of vacancies for transport truck drivers has increased to 22,990 jobs, an historic high since Statistics Canada began tracking vacancies in 2015.  This represents a 20% surge in driver vacancies over the second quarter of 2021. 
  • The vacancy rate in truck transportation is 8% which is the second highest rate in the economy after the accommodation and food services sector.
  • In the third quarter of 2021, 44.3% of driver jobs have been vacant for more than 90 days – compared to 34.4% in quarter two.

Members can access the full report under the HR Learning & Resources section via your Member Login.

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