forklift operator jobs in vancouver, british columbia

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forklift operators in vancouver

In 2017, there were 16,000 forklift operator jobs in Vancouver, up 2.9% from the year prior. Vancouver, a hub of international trade and commerce, is growing at a rapid rate and the demand for skilled forklift operators has accompanied this growth.

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forklift operator wages in vancouver

Forklift operators in Vancouver can expect to earn wages in line with national averages. Vancouver forklift operator wages are comparable to those in other major cities such as Toronto.

Entry level salary (wages): $14.4 to $16.9
Intermediate salary (wages): $16 to $18.8
Senior salary (wages): $17.5 to $20.4

top industries for forklift operators in vancouver

In Vancouver, the key industries seeking forklift operators are:

  1. warehousing
  2. food wholesalers
  3. employment services
  4. lumber & millwork
  5. building material

in demand skills in vancouver

To succeed as a forklift operator in Vancouver, having any of the following skills will be advantageous:

  • forklift skills
  • material handling
  • lift truck skills
  • manure spreading
  • excavation

next steps for forklift operators

As a forklift operator, you will most likely be expected to develop your skills and experience with forklifts and similar equipment, but you may also be able to develop other skills in different industry areas.

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