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Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers

What they do?

Railway yard workers regulate traffic and couple, uncouple, and switch train cars.

Railway track maintenance workers lay, maintain, and repair tracks.

Water transport deck crew stand watch, and operate/maintain deck equipment.

Engine room crew assist in the operation, maintenance, and repair of engines/equipment on ships/vessels.

Lock operators open and close locks along canal systems.

Cable ferry operators run cable ferries across narrow waterways.

Boat operators run small boats to transport passengers/freight.

Where they find work?

1. Transportation and warehousing - 80.0%
2. Public administration - 9.0%

What education do I need?

1. In general, you usually need some high school education or a high school diploma.

2. You usually receive on-the-job training.

3. You may need experience in your area of work.

4. To be a railway yard worker, you need a specific level of the Certificate of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules.

5. To be a boat operator, you need a Transport Canada certificate.

6. To be an air transport ramp attendant, you usually need a driver's licence and a good driving record.

High School Subject that will help:

1. English
2. Mechanics
3. Physical Education

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers is $18.35/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and above average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers wages

Expected Wage by Age

Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers Wage By Age

Unemployment:

6% of Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for intermediate occupations.

Unemployment

Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers is considered Below Average because:

1. Employment grew at an average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($18.35) are close to the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is below average.

3. The unemployment rate (6%) is close to the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Below Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be below average.

2. The number of persons leaving for retirement will be insufficient to counterbalance weak job creation performance leaving, thus leaving few foreseeable openings.

3. The number of job seekers will likely match the number of job openings.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations (per 10,000 people) of are found in Alberta and Prince Edward Island while the lowest concentrations are in New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (76%) is above the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Machinery

2. Physical/outdoor work

3. Following directions

Part Time Workers

Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


7% of Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 21,400 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 10% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The retirement rate to 2009 will likely be average influenced by a similar-to-average age of workers (40).

Self Employed

Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 2% of Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers are self-employed. This is considered average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


5% of the individuals employed as Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers are women. Compared to other industries, this is Below average.