Transportation and Warehousing

Overview

Employment summary

Growth (2016-2017):
+1.0%
Job growth (2016-2017):
+1,500
Total employment (2017):
139,400

Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey

Key points
  • Most of the employment in the Transportation and Warehousing industry is in the Mainland / Southwest region.
  • Almost half of all employees in 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 2017

  Men: 76%
  Women: 24%

Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey

Provincial average in 2017

  Men: 52%
  Women: 48%

Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey

Age groups

% of employees under 25 years of age

  • 2012
  • 2017
  • B.C. average (2017)

Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey

% of employees 55 years and older

  • 2012
  • 2017
  • B.C. average (2017)

Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey

Employment

Types of employment

2012 2017 B.C. average (2017)
Part time
(% of employees working part time)
2012
11%
2017
12%
B.C. average (2017)
22%
Self-employed
(% of employees who are self-employed)
2012
15%
2017
16%
B.C. average (2017)
18%
Temporary jobs
(% of employees in temporary jobs)
2012
11%
2017
9%
B.C. average (2017)
14%

Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey

Workplace

% of workers in firms less than 20 employees

  • 2012
  • 2017
  • B.C. average (2017)

Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey

% of workers in private sector jobs

  • 2012
  • 2017
  • B.C. average (2017)

Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey

Unemployment rate

  • 2012
  • 2017
  • B.C. average (2017)

Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey

Earnings

Average hourly wages in this industry

Men

  • 2012
  • 2017
  • B.C. average (2017)

Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey

Women

  • 2012
  • 2017
  • B.C. average (2017)

Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey

Youth

  • 2012
  • 2017
  • B.C. average (2017)

Source: 2017 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: 2017 Labour Force Survey

Employment outlook

2018 2023 2028
Forecasted employment
2018
141,400
2023
151,700
2028
161,400

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted average annual employment growth rate

  • 2018 - 2023
  • 2023 - 2028

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted industry share of total employment

  • 2018
  • 2023
  • 2028

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Additional resources