NOC 0731 – Managers in transportation|Canada Immigration|Make Visas

To apply under NOC-0731 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Managers in transportation.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Managers in transportation perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a transportation company
  • Set operations policies and standards, including determination of safety procedures for the handling of dangerous goods, and ensure compliance with transport regulations
  • Oversee the dispatch, maintenance and service of vehicles, vessels or aircraft
  • Control the company or departmental budget, including acquisitions
  • Monitor company’s or department’s performance, prepare reports for senior management, and plan for changes to schedules and policies
  • Recruit personnel and oversee their training.

Managers in transportation freight traffic perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of companies or departments responsible for co-ordinating, arranging and monitoring the transportation and movement of goods
  • Arrange for shipping documentation and oversee the scheduling and dispatching of goods and the tracking and tracing of goods in transit
  • Set performance goals, oversee the setting of transportation service rates and monitor revenue
  • Develop plans and procedures for the transportation and storage of goods
  • Negotiate with carriers, warehouse operators and insurance company representatives for services and preferential rates
  • Control the departmental budget
  • Recruit personnel and oversee their training.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Managers in transportation. 

NOC 0731 – Managers in transportation: example titles.

  • air freight manager
  • airline division manager
  • airline division superintendent
  • airline express manager
  • airline fleet operations manager
  • airline flight schedule design manager
  • airline manager
  • airline superintendent
  • area manager, railway transport
  • assistant general agent – railway
  • assistant manager, traffic and transportation
  • assistant superintendent – railway
  • assistant traffic manager – transportation
  • assistant transportation manager
  • bus company manager
  • cartage company manager
  • corporate traffic manager – transportation
  • corporate transportation manager
  • current schedule planning manager – airline
  • director of logistics – transportation
  • director of operations, transportation
  • director of traffic – transportation
  • director of transportation
  • director, distribution
  • director, flight operations
  • director, logistics – transportation
  • director, transportation management
  • distribution and warehousing manager
  • distribution director
  • distribution manager – logistics
  • distribution operations manager – logistics
  • distribution services manager
  • division superintendent, airline
  • division superintendent, railway
  • export traffic manager
  • ferry operations manager
  • ferry superintendent
  • fleet manager, transportation
  • fleet operations manager, airline
  • flight operations director
  • flight operations manager
  • flight schedule design manager, airline
  • flight schedulers manager
  • forwarder, freight
  • freight company manager
  • freight division manager
  • freight forwarder
  • freight forwarding manager
  • freight traffic manager
  • general agent, railway transport
  • general traffic manager – transportation
  • general transportation manager
  • import traffic manager
  • integrated logistics manager
  • international traffic manager
  • logistics director – transportation
  • logistics manager – transportation
  • manager, air freight
  • manager, airline
  • manager, airline express
  • manager, bus company
  • manager, cartage company
  • manager, corporate traffic – transportation
  • manager, corporate transportation
  • manager, current schedule planning – airline
  • manager, distribution – logistics
  • manager, distribution and warehousing
  • manager, distribution services
  • manager, export traffic
  • manager, freight division
  • manager, freight traffic
  • manager, import traffic
  • manager, integrated logistics
  • manager, international traffic
  • manager, logistics – transportation
  • manager, motor transport
  • manager, moving company
  • manager, ocean freight
  • manager, rail transport
  • manager, ship line
  • manager, shipping services
  • manager, traffic – transportation
  • manager, transfer company
  • manager, transport department
  • manager, transportation
  • manager, transportation and traffic
  • manager, travel and relocation department
  • manager, urban transit system
  • manager, water transport
  • marine operations manager
  • marine operations superintendent
  • marine superintendent
  • marine transportation operations manager
  • motor transport manager
  • moving company manager
  • ocean freight manager
  • operations director, transportation
  • operations manager, marine transportation
  • operations manager, ship management
  • passenger operations manager, railway
  • port captain – water transport
  • rail transport manager
  • railway division superintendent
  • railway freight manager
  • railway manager
  • railway passenger operations manager
  • railway transport area manager
  • railway transport general agent
  • ramp manager – airline
  • runway manager
  • ship line manager
  • ship management operations manager
  • shipping and warehousing service manager
  • shipping services manager
  • shore captain – water transport
  • superintendent of transportation
  • superintendent, airline
  • superintendent, marine operations
  • superintendent, rail operations
  • traffic and transportation assistant manager
  • traffic manager – transport
  • traffic manager – transportation
  • traffic manager – water transport
  • transfer company manager
  • transport department manager
  • transportation and traffic manager
  • transportation director
  • transportation fleet manager
  • transportation logistics manager
  • transportation management director
  • transportation manager
  • transportation superintendent
  • travel and relocation department manager
  • urban transit system manager
  • water transport manager

Employment Requirements

Managers in transportation operations

  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration or engineering is usually required.
  • Several years of experience in transportation operations are usually required, including supervisory experience.
  • Extensive experience as a supervisor and operator in a particular transport mode, such as a pilot, train engineer, vessel master or truck driver, may substitute for formal education.
  • Certification as an operator of a particular mode of transportation, such as commercial pilot, vessel master or truck driver, is usually required.

Managers in transportation freight traffic

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • A college diploma or university degree in business or transportation administration may be required.
  • Several years of clerical, operational or administrative experience related to freight traffic are required.

Additional Information

  • There is little or no mobility between managers in transportation operations and managers in transportation freight traffic.
  • There is little or no mobility between transportation managers of land, sea and air transportation operations.


  • Airport managers, harbour masters and other managers of transportation facilities (in 0714 Facility operation and maintenance managers)
  • Senior transportation managers (in 0016 Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities)

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