Delivery and courier service drivers

Delivery and courier service drivers

NOC
7514

Drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

147
 

Median Hourly Wage

$14.00
$11.70
Low
$25.00
High

Median Salary

$29,600
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

1,590
 

% Working Full Time

87%
 

% Working Full Year

72%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Delivery and courier service drivers drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products. They are employed by dairies, drug stores, newspaper distributors, take-out food establishments, dry cleaners, mobile caterers, courier and messenger service companies and many other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Delivery and courier service drivers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate and drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products, such as fast food, newspapers, magazines, bakery and dairy products, and items such as dry cleaning, envelopes, packages and parcels
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspection of vehicle
  • Plan delivery travel schedules and service routes
  • Load and unload cargo, goods or merchandise
  • Provide customer service by selling products, delivering over established routes and accepting or making payments for goods
  • Record information on pick-ups and deliveries, vehicle mileage and fuel costs and report any incidents or problems encountered
  • May scan and sort freight or cargo for delivery
  • May assemble, install or set-up delivered goods or merchandise
  • May communicate with central dispatch using mobile communications equipment.

Also Known As

  • bread deliverer
  • canteen driver
  • courier service driver
  • delivery driver
  • driver salesperson
  • dry cleaning driver
  • mail service courier
  • newspaper delivery driver
  • pizza delivery driver
  • vending machine driver-supplier
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • A driver's licence appropriate to the class of vehicle being driven is required.
  • One year of safe driving experience is usually required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.
  • Eligibility for bonding and transportation of dangerous goods (TGD) certification may be required for delivery and courier drivers.

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

7.3%
Female
92.7%
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

8.3%
15-24
18.3%
25-34
19.3%
35-44
26.9%
45-54
23.3%
55-64
4.0%
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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19.3%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
48.8%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
14.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
15.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
2.7%
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.

Data legend

34.3%
Transportation and warehousing
25.7%
Retail trade
14.9%
Wholesale trade
25.1%
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

19.30%
Northeast
36.90%
Southeast
18.30%
Southwest
15.30%
Central
10.30%
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

$30,139
Northeast
$32,390
Southeast
$32,514
Southwest
$34,866
Central
$28,946
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

$14.00
$11.70
Low
$25.00
High

Southeast

$14.00
$11.70
Low
$25.00
High

Southwest

$14.00
$11.70
Low
$25.00
High

Central

$14.00
$11.70
Low
$25.00
High

Northwest

$14.00
$11.70
Low
$25.00
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

$29,600

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$35,935

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

New Brunswick

$29,600

Newfoundland

$27,738

Prince Edward Island

$25,132

Nova Scotia

$27,201

Canada

$25,525
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

147
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-9
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

157
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

448
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-59
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

507