Dispatchers – NOC 1525 ± SDG
Number of People Who Work in this Industry
Median Income of People Working in this Occupation
of People Working in this Occupation
61.1% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma.
30.6% of the workforce has a College, CEGEP or non-university certificate or diploma.
Age of the Workforce
in this Occupation
60.0% of the workforce is age 35 to 54.
49% of dispatchers work in the Transportation and Warehousing sector.
20% work in Public Administration.
The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair. Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions. Several positions will become available due to retirements. There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Projected growth rate in Ontario: Less than or equal to 0%
What Else Do I Need to Know?
- The number of businesses operating in the Transportation and Warehousing sector has grown since 2012 with a net gain of 5 businesses created between June 2013 and June 2014.
- The sector locally is comprised of small businesses. 81.5% of businesses operating in the Transportation and Warehousing sector employ 4 people or less.
- Employment outlook is expected to be fair for Dispatchers (NOC 1525± ) in the Ottawa Economic Region. Most Dispatchers in Ontario work in the transportation and warehousing industry where positive growth is anticipated in the coming years. Jobs are also found in construction and manufacturing but job growth in these industries tends to be more sensitive to economic slowdowns.
- Demand for dispatchers and radio operators working in emergency services (police, fire and ambulance) should increase as the population ages, municipalities expand, and population increases.
- Urban expansion should also increase the need for other services, such as taxis and delivery services that rely on dispatchers and radio operators for coordination. This occupation should experience favourable demand over the forecast period as economic conditions improve in the Ottawa Economic Region.
- Improvements in dispatching technology are simplifying the coordination of transportation and allowing some of it to be automated. This occupation has an average age profile compared with other occupations in the province, so retirements will contribute fewer job openings compared to staff turnover and expansion needs.
- Professionals in this field with specific industry experience, knowledge of automated systems, and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks in an efficient and effective manner should have better job prospects.
- For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Transportation & Warehousing Services Sector.