Truck Driver Job Vacancies Hits All-Time High in 2022

Truck transportation job vacancies more than tripled since 2015 and is more than two times higher than in 2019, prior to the onset of COVID, reports Trucking HR Canada in its latest labour market information report.

The data shows also shows 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, says THRC.

As the Canadian Trucking Alliance has noted for years, the growing truck driver shortage is threatening supply chain efficiency and economic recovery. Surveys conducted by CTA and Nanos Research and Abacus Dataalso show that most Canadians are concerned about their ability to get groceries or essential products and rightly attribute supply chain pressures and inflation in the retail market on the truck driver shortage.

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

Those interested can also can explore THRC’s online tools and resources here. 

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