Railway and motor transport labourers

Railway and motor transport labourers

NOC
7622

Perform a variety of tasks to assist track maintenance workers and railway yard workers, or motor transport operators.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

15
 

Median Hourly Wage

$16.50
$12.05
Low
$24.85
High

Median Salary

$28,499
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

140
 

% Working Full Time

89%
 

% Working Full Year

39%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Railway and motor transport labourers perform a variety of tasks to assist track maintenance workers and railway yard workers, or motor transport operators. They are employed by railway transport companies and motor transport companies.

Main Duties

Railway labourers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Transport tools and equipment on push or hand car and perform other duties to assist railway track maintenance workers to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks
  • Cut vegetation growth from railway tracks using scythes and mowers
  • Check freight cars for physical damage and cleanliness.

Motor transport labourers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assist truck and delivery drivers to load and unload vehicles
  • Perform labouring duties in warehouses.

Also Known As

  • car checker - railway
  • delivery truck helper
  • furniture mover helper
  • mover helper
  • railway labourer
  • signal gang helper
  • swamper - truck transport
  • truck driver helper
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually 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.

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6.1%
Female
93.9%
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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40.0%
15-24
10.0%
25-34
10.0%
35-44
15.0%
45-54
25.0%
55-64
0.0%
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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19.1%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
61.9%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
9.5%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
9.5%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
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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63.2%
Transportation and warehousing
15.8%
Construction
10.5%
Manufacturing
10.5%
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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45.00%
Northeast
10.00%
Southeast
25.00%
Southwest
10.00%
Central
10.00%
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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$26,168
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
N/A
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

$28,499

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$40,303

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

New Brunswick

$28,499

Newfoundland

$14,681

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$18,589

Canada

$30,675
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

15
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

18
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

50
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

54