Profile of Worker Demographics

At a national level, according to 2016 census data, the workforce for the ‘warehousing and storage’ classification (for NAICS 4931) is*:

  • 72% male vs. 28% female
  • 37% visible minority
  • 58% full-time, full-year

In terms of immigration status, for workers in the broader “Transportation and warehousing,” the workforce is made up of 32.5% immigrants, compared to 25.8% for “All Industries.”

In terms of the age of the workforce, 32% of warehouse workers are aged 15-25 as of 2017, compared to 14% in “All Industries.”** Given the lower wages, challenging working conditions and high turnover, it is not surprising that young workers are over-represented in the warehouse sector.


* Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016360.