Material Handlers – NOC 7452 SDG
Number of People Who Work in this Industry
Median Income of People Working in this Occupation
of People Working in this Occupation
55.2% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma
22.6% of the workforce does not have a secondary school diploma
Age of the Workforce
in this Occupation
42.0% of the workforce is age 25 to 44
29% of material handlers are employed in the Transportation and Warehousing sector
21% work in the Manufacturing sector.
The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair. Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions and several positions will become available due to retirements.
Projected growth rate in Ontario: Less than or equal to 0%
What Else Do I Need to Know?
- Material Handlers is the eighth most common occupation in SDG.
- Employment Outlook for Material Handlers in the Ottawa Economic Region is fair. The wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing and retail trade sectors are significant local employers of material handlers. Technological advancement and increases in online sales should stimulate employment in these sectors. On the other hand, increased automation of storage and retrieval systems has been negatively impacting the demand for this occupation**. Bilingualism may be an asset.
- Individuals with forklift operator certification or overhead crane certification, a D or DZ license, and experience on other material handling equipment may have better employment prospects. As well, workers available for shift and weekend work may find it easier to secure employment.
- For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Manufacturing Services Sector, Transportation & Warehousing Services Sector and/or Wholesale & Retail Trade Services Sector.