Material handlers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7452  ยท  Browse All Occupations

This unit group includes workers who handle, move, load and unload materials by hand or using a variety of material handling equipment. They are employed by transportation, storage and moving companies, and by a variety of manufacturing and processing companies and retail and wholesale warehouses.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Ash Handler
  • Automated Storage And Retrieval System Operator
  • Automatic Pallet Equipment Operator
  • Bandoleer Packer - Explosives Manufacturing
  • Belt Conveyor Attendant
  • Beltman/woman
  • Bin Attendant
  • Bin Filler
  • Binman/woman
  • Box Bander
  • Box Filler
  • Boxcar Loader
  • Bucket Elevator Operator
  • Bulk Materials Carrier Operator
  • Bulk Materials Loader Operator
  • Bulk Materials Unloader
  • Cement Loader And Sacker
  • Coal Conveyor Operator
  • Coal Conveyor Operator - Surface Mining
  • Coal Dumper
  • Coal Handler
  • Coal Loader-unloader
  • Coal Wheeler
  • Coal-moving Equipment Operator
  • Conveyor Belt Attendant
  • Conveyor Belt Operator (except Underground Mines)
  • Conveyor Belt Patroller-controller
  • Conveyor Console Operator
  • Conveyor Operator - Material Handling (except Underground Mines)
  • Conveyor Tender - Material Handling (except Underground Mines)
  • Cribber - Grain Elevator
  • Disposal Worker - Warehouse
  • Dockman/woman - Truck Transport
  • Dumper - Material Handling
  • Dumper - Surface Coal Mining
  • Electric Dolly Operator
  • Electric Mule Operator
  • Electric Truck Operator
  • Explosives Handler
  • Explosives Packer
  • Express Service Handler (except Air Transport)
  • Fats And Oils Loader
  • Feed Mill Loader
  • Forklift Operator
  • Forklift Truck Operator
  • Freight Car Loader
  • Freight Car Unloader
  • Freight Handler (except Air Transport)
  • Freight Loader (except Air Transport)
  • Freight Unloader (except Air Transport)
  • Furniture Loader-unloader
  • Furniture Mover
  • Glass Cut-off Machine Unloader
  • Grain Conveyor Operator
  • Grain Handler
  • Grain Weigher
  • Hand Bagger - Material Handling
  • Hand Bundler
  • Hand Packager
  • Hand Sacker - Material Handling
  • Hand Truck Operator
  • Heavy Materials Handler
  • Household Goods Mover
  • Industrial Truck Operator
  • Jack Lift Operator
  • Jitney Driver - Material Handling
  • Labourer - Material Handling
  • Labourer - Warehousing And Storage
  • Lift Driver
  • Lift Jack Operator
  • Lift Scoop Operator
  • Lift Truck Operator
  • Light Materials Handler
  • Liquids Loader-unloader
  • Loader-unloader - Material Handling
  • Lumber Handler - Building Supplies
  • Lumber Piler - Building Supplies
  • Lumber Stocker - Material Handling
  • Lumber Unloader - Material Handling
  • Malthouse Worker
  • Material Handler
  • Material Handler - Manufacturing And Warehousing
  • Mobilift Operator
  • Munitions Handler
  • Package Lift Operator
  • Packer - Material Handling
  • Pallet Lift Operator
  • Pallet Loader Operator
  • Pallet Truck Operator
  • Palletizer Operator
  • Paper Wrapper - Material Handling
  • Pick-up Machine Operator
  • Piler - Material Handling
  • Piler (except Processing)
  • Pole Distributor Operator
  • Pole Stacker Operator
  • Power Truck Driver - Material Handling
  • Railway Car Loader
  • Reach Truck Operator
  • Ready-mix Truck Loader
  • Recycled Paper Handler
  • Shingle Piler - Material Handling
  • Shipment Assembler
  • Skidder - Fruit Packing
  • Stacker - Material Handling
  • Stacker Operator - Material Handling
  • Stacking Machine Operator - Material Handling
  • Stacking Machine Tender - Material Handling
  • Stock Helper
  • Stock-keeper Helper
  • Stockpiler
  • Storage Man/woman
  • Storage Worker - Material Handling
  • Straddle Carrier Operator
  • Straddle Truck Operator
  • Supermarket Jigger Operator
  • Tank Truck Loader
  • Tier Lift Truck Operator
  • Tipman/woman - Surface Coal Mining
  • Tow Motor Driver (except Air Transport)
  • Truck Load Weigher
  • Truck Loader
  • Used Building Materials Yard Attendant
  • Van Loader
  • Warehouse Keeper Helper
  • Warehouse Worker - Material Handling
  • Warehouseman/woman
  • Warehouseperson
  • Bin Filler
  • Coal Handler
  • Conveyor Console Operator
  • Forklift Truck Operator
  • Freight Handler (except Air Transport)
  • Furniture Mover
  • Lumber Piler - Building Supplies
  • Material Handler
  • Railway Car Loader
  • Stockpiler
  • Storage Worker - Material Handling
  • Truck Loader
  • Warehouseman/woman
  • Loader/unloader
  • Loader Unloader
  • Warehouse
  • Forklift
  • Package Handler
  • FORK LIFT OPERATOR
  • Loading Dock Helper
  • Part Time Dock Worker
  • Dock Worker
  • Weigh Master

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for material handlers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $35,160
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $35,387
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $37,965
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $33,644
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $23,244
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $34,629
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for material handlers.

Gender Median Income
Male $34,629
Female $35,972
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (306 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for material handlers.

$0.00
Lowest Observed
$110,000.00
Highest Observed
$32,175.00
25th Percentile
$35,927.61
Average
$34,515.00
Median
$37,050.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for material handlers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 870
25 to 34 years 985
35 to 44 years 870
45 to 54 years 1,005
55 to 64 years 725
65 to 74 years 60
75 years and over 15
Total 4,525
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for material handlers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 2,225
Part Time 2,430
Total 4,660
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for material handlers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 4,105
Female 555
Total 4,660
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for material handlers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 4,475
Self Employed 55
Total 4,525
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for material handlers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 3,915
Unemployed 615
Total 4,525
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for material handlers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 990
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 2,525
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 220
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 715
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 25
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 185
Total 4,660
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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