Transportation & Distribution

MANITOBA TRANSPORTATION & DISTRIBUTION

Located in the centre of Canada, Manitoba has been a centre of transportation and distribution across North America for more than a century. Manitoba is home to CentrePort Canada, North America’s first and largest tri-modeal inland port and Foreign Trade Zone.

CentrePort combines one of the largest trucking hubs in North America, rail access to all four North American gateways, and one of the busiest air cargo facilities in Canada.

Manitoba’s transportation, distribution and logistic is becoming one of the fastest growing industries amongst Canada.

MANITOBA LOGISTIC SYSTEM

Manitoba’s Transportation and Distribution has contributed $4.15 Billion to the province’s GDP in Canada in 2019, with a 15% continues growth from 2014.

Manitoba’s Real GDP experienced strong growth in five large sub-sectors over 2014-2019:

CAREER PROSPECT

Transportation and Distribution sectors representing the largest occupational group in Canada. There are approximately 4,300 businesses and 40,000 people employed in this sector, which includes warehousing and storage, distribution, logistics, road, as well as air, rail, and truck transportation. 

Job Growth

According to the Manitoba Labour Market Outlook 2021-2025, transportation and warehousing are anticipated to be the fastest growing Manitoba industries, with 21% job growth between 2021 and 2025.

High-Demand Occupations

At the same time, 14% labour shortage is expected in for this occupation group, indicates the job demand is relatively high.

Transport tuck drivers accounts for the largest share of employment in the transportation and distribution sector. It is one of the high-demand Occupations by all category over the next 5 years.

Supply Chain Manitoba Moving Forward

Supply Chain Manitoba supports Manitoba’s Transportation and Distribution Sector by:

  • Delivering Workforce Training & Development
  • Promoting Careers in Transportation & Distribution
  • Driving New Innovation & Savvy

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Top 10 High-Demand Occupations for Transportation & Distribution sector in 2024:

Supply Chain –
Net Job Demand Change Due to Expansion & Replacement
Net
Job Demand
Transport truck drivers928
Automotive service technicians, trucks and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers260
Material handlers200
Shippers and receivers117
Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors91
Production and transportation logistics coordinators71
Storekeepers and partspersons64
Procurement and purchasing agents and officers48
Couriers and messengers 43
Dispatchers40
Source: Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM) Labour Market Information System
*Manager grade or above are excluded

MANITOBA INDUSTRIES

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EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT

Available Programs & Courses

Numbers of University and other educational institutions in Manitoba turn out a highly skilled and professional workforce to support this large and fastest growing industry.

Online Micro-Credential – Transportation Systems

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Apprenticeship – Technical Training

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manitoba institute of trades and technology

Automotive Service Technician Post-Secondary Certificate

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red river college polytech

Warehousing and Distribution Certificate

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High School Education Workshop

Supply Chain Manitoba offers Fun and Interactive workshop for high school students to learn more about the Transportation and Distribution industry regards to job opportunities, entry requirements, and career pathways. If you or your school have interest, please contact us at info@supplychainmb.ca 

RESEARCH & INFORMATION ON TRANSPORTATION & DISTRIBUTION INDUSTRY

STRATEGIC PARTNERS & FUNDERS

Government of canada
government of manitoba
Manitoba Trucking Association
manitoba aviation council