Transportation and Warehousing

Overview

Employment summary

Growth (2019-2020):
-8.6%
Job growth (2019-2020):
-12,600
Total employment (2020):
134,300

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Key points
  • Most of the employment in the Transportation and Warehousing industry is in the Mainland / Southwest region.
  • The majority of the industry are unionized.
  • Wages in this industry are comparable to the provincial average.
  • Unemployment rates are low in this industry compared to the all-industry average in B.C.
  • Only a small portion of employees in this industry are under 25 years of age.

Businesses in the Transportation and Warehousing industry are involved mainly in transporting passengers and goods and in warehousing and storing goods.

Workforce

Gender

Employment by gender in 2020

  Men: 79%
  Women: 21%

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Provincial average in 2020

  Men: 52%
  Women: 48%

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Age groups

% of employees under 25 years of age

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

% of employees 55 years and older

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Employment

Types of employment

2015 2020 B.C. average (2020)
Part time
(% of employees working part time)
2015
11%
2020
15%
B.C. average (2020)
21%
Self-employed
(% of employees who are self-employed)
2015
18%
2020
21%
B.C. average (2020)
18%
Temporary jobs
(% of employees in temporary jobs)
2015
8%
2020
7%
B.C. average (2020)
11%

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Workplace

% of workers in firms less than 20 employees

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

% of workers in private sector jobs

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Unemployment rate

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Earnings

Average hourly wages in this industry

Men

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Women

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Youth

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Location of work

Select your region:
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
  % employment of this industry
  % employment of all industries

Vancouver Island / Coast

Mainland / Southwest

Thompson-Okanagan

Kootenay

Cariboo

North Coast & Nechako

Northeast

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Employment outlook

2019 2024 2029
Forecasted employment
2019
137,200
2024
144,200
2029
151,100

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted average annual employment growth rate

  • 2019 - 2024
  • 2024 - 2029

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted industry share of total employment

  • 2019
  • 2024
  • 2029

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Additional resources

B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/transportation-and-infrastructure

BC Transit
http://www.bctransit.com/

British Columbia Trucking Association – Job Postings
https://www.bctrucking.com/careers/job-postings

North American Industry Classification System
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/concepts/industry-industrie-eng.htm

Western Transportation Advisory Council
http://www.westac.com/