Trucking HR Canada releases new vacancy data

Apr 06, 2023

Ottawa, ON (April 6, 2023) Trucking HR Canada released a new labour market information report today, analyzing newly released vacancy data.

Trucking HR Canada releases new vacancy data

The latest released data shows:

  • The vacancy rate in the truck transportation industry has more than tripled since Statistics Canada began collecting this data in 2015 and is more than two times higher than in 2019, prior to the onset of COVID
  • The number of truck driver vacancies in 2022 stood at an all-time high with almost 25,600 vacant positions.
  • Combined with a very low unemployment rate of 3.4% among Transport Truck Drivers in 2022, the gap between the demand for workers and the supply of trained, experienced drivers stood at almost 15,200 drivers in 2022.


“The ongoing labour shortages in Transport Truck Drivers and other key occupations across the trucking and logistics sector continue to threaten the stability of the Canadian supply chain.” Says Craig Faucette, Chief Programs Officer at Trucking HR Canada. “Trucking and Logistics employers are working tirelessly to battle the labour shortages, and Trucking HR Canada is working to support their efforts through our innovative HR solutions, including online tools, and resources, interactive webinars, networking events across the country, as well financial supports for training, and wages.”


 This report is available in both official languages. You can read the full English report here, and the French report here.

 You can explore our online tools and resources here

 You can register for upcoming webinars and events here.




Trucking HR Canada is a national, non-profit organization, advancing modern HR solutions for the trucking and logistics workforce. We collaborate, partner, and work with a dynamic network including industry associations, government departments and industry professionals to ensure Canada’s freight transportation network has the skilled workforce needed for today and into the future.


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