Trucking HR Canada releases quarterly labour market information snapshot: high vacancies persist

Jan 12, 2023

Ottawa, ON (January 12, 2023) Trucking HR Canada released its quarterly Labour Market Information Snapshot today, analyzing newly released data. This latest report shows that the labour crisis in the trucking and logistics sector continues to threaten the sustainability and competitiveness of the Canadian supply chain.

Trucking HR Canada releases quarterly labour market information snapshot: high vacancies persist

Data from the first 3 quarters of 2022 indicate that the demand for some of the most critical occupations in the trucking and logistics sector has been growing.

 

  • Number of vacancies for Shippers and Receivers rose between Q2 and Q3 of 2022 by 660 vacancies. 
  • Number of vacancies for Delivery and Courier Service Drivers rose between Q2 and Q3 of 2022 by 1,110 vacancies. 
  • Number of vacancies for Truck Transport Truck Drivers, increased, peaking at 28,210 in the second quarter and remaining high at 26,900 vacant driver jobs between July and September 2022. 

 

“Unfortunately, Transport Truck Driver is not the only key occupation experiencing shortages. The labour shortages across many key occupations continue to strain our economic recovery.” Says Craig Faucette, Chief Programs Officer at Trucking HR Canada “Trucking HR Canada remains ready to support more employers in addressing their ongoing labour shortages through our Career ExpressWay, offering several unique solutions to recruitment challenges.” 

 One of Trucking HR Canada’s top priorities is to help meet the industry’s HR challenges by providing relevant, accurate, timely and accessible labour market information. Our labour market information not only includes publicly available sources, including Statistics Canada’s census and labour force surveys but also qualitative and quantitative research directly from employers to fill in the gaps that are lacking. 

 Our reports provide actionable intelligence concerning the supply and demand of labour. It puts raw data into context and facilitates informed decisions by employers, and policymakers. 

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