High Level of Truck Driver Job Vacancies Persist: THRC

Trucking HR Canada released its quarterly Labour Market Information Snapshot which shows the labour crisis in the trucking and logistics sector continues to threaten the sustainability and competitiveness of the Canadian supply chain.

Data from the first three 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.”

Read the full English report here, and the French report here.

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