Job prospects Yard Labourer - Railway Transport in Alberta

Job opportunities for Railway and motor transport labourers (NOC 7622) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an yard labourer - railway transport.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Alberta

yard labourer - railway transport
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Railway and motor transport labourers (NOC 7622) in Alberta for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Railway and motor transport labourers in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 550 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Railway and motor transport labourers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Truck transportation (NAICS 484): 39%
    • Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482-483, 486, 487, 493): 23%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 8%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 81% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 19% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 42% of railway and motor transport labourers work all year, while 58% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of railway and motor transport labourers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Fair Fair
    Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Fair Fair
    Calgary Region Fair Fair
    Camrose–Drumheller Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Edmonton Region Limited Limited
    Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Red Deer Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Railway and motor transport labourers (NOC 7622) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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