Shippers and receivers

Shippers and receivers

NOC
1521

Ship, receive and record the movement of parts, supplies, materials, equipment and stock to and from an establishment.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

148
 

Median Hourly Wage

$15.60
$12.00
Low
$21.60
High

Median Salary

$33,126
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

1,549
 

% Working Full Time

91%
 

% Working Full Year

73%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Shippers and receivers ship, receive and record the movement of parts, supplies, materials, equipment and stock to and from an establishment. They are employed in the public sector and by retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturing companies, and other commercial and industrial establishments.

Main Duties

Shippers and receivers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Determine method of shipment and arrange shipping; prepare bills of lading, customs forms, invoices and other shipping documents manually or by computer
  • Assemble containers and crates, record contents manually or by computer, pack goods to be shipped and affix identifying information and shipping instructions
  • Oversee loading and unloading of goods from trucks or other conveyances
  • Inspect and verify incoming goods against invoices or other documents, record shortages and reject damaged goods
  • Unpack, code and route goods to appropriate storage areas
  • Maintain internal, manual or computerized record-keeping systems
  • May operate forklift, hand truck or other equipment to load, unload, transport and store goods.

Also Known As

  • freight receiver
  • freight shipper
  • import freight clerk
  • receiver
  • shipper
  • shipper-receiver
  • shipping agent
  • shipping and receiving clerk
  • supply chain assistant
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Experience in a related clerical occupation or as a warehouse worker may be required.
  • A forklift certificate may be required.
  • A driver's licence may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

19.2%
Female
80.8%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

13.0%
15-24
11.3%
25-34
22.6%
35-44
28.9%
45-54
21.9%
55-64
2.3%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

11.9%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
56.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
8.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
19.5%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
4.6%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

32.1%
Retail trade
27.8%
Manufacturing
14.2%
Wholesale trade
25.8%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

12.60%
Northeast
39.90%
Southeast
21.90%
Southwest
14.30%
Central
11.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$34,306
Northeast
$35,889
Southeast
$35,247
Southwest
$30,189
Central
$36,338
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$15.00
$13.20
Low
$20.30
High

Southeast

$14.97
$12.00
Low
$19.74
High

Southwest

$17.00
$13.21
Low
$25.00
High

Central

$15.60
$12.00
Low
$21.60
High

Northwest

$15.60
$12.00
Low
$21.60
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$33,126

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$36,667

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$33,126

Newfoundland

$32,519

Prince Edward Island

$30,792

Nova Scotia

$30,326

Canada

$33,767
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

148
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

149
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

486
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

482