Longshore workers

Longshore workers

NOC
7451

Transfer cargo to and from docks, ships and other vessels.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

26
 

Median Hourly Wage

$26.00
$16.00
Low
$40.15
High

Median Salary

$31,676
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

172
 

% Working Full Time

69%
 

% Working Full Year

55%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Longshore workers transfer cargo throughout dock area and onto and from ships and other vessels. They are employed by marine cargo handling companies, shipping agencies and shipping lines.

Main Duties

Longshore workers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate industrial trucks, tractors and other mobile equipment to transfer cargo, such as containers, crated items, automobiles and pallet-mounted machinery, around dock to within range of cranes and hoists
  • Operate winches or other hoisting devices to load and unload cargo onto and from ships and other vessels
  • Operate mechanical towers to load vessels with materials such as coal and ore
  • Operate equipment to transfer bulk materials, such as grain, to hold of vessels
  • Connect hoses and operate equipment to transfer liquid materials into storage tanks on vessels
  • Perform other activities such as lashing and shoring cargo aboard ships, opening and closing hatches, cleaning holds of ships and rigging cargo.

Also Known As

  • dockworker
  • longshore worker
  • longshoreman/woman
  • ship loader operator
  • stevedore
  • tanker loader
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education may be required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.

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.

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1.1%
Female
98.9%
Male
Employment by age

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

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9.7%
15-24
16.1%
25-34
9.7%
35-44
12.9%
45-54
45.2%
55-64
6.5%
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.

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23.3%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
40.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
20.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
10.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
6.7%
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.

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100.0%
Transportation and warehousing
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
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.

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20.00%
Northeast
20.00%
Southeast
60.00%
Southwest
0.00%
Central
0.00%
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.

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N/A
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
$78,398
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
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.

No Data Available
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

$31,676

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$78,807

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

New Brunswick

$31,676

Newfoundland

$28,723

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$51,131

Canada

$69,088
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

26
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

26
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

69
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-12
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

80