Recording, Scheduling and Distributing Occupations

People who work in these occupations schedule and record the flow of goods and services that other individuals, businesses and organizations rely on. They work in retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturing companies, and other commercial and institutional establishments. They ensure the timely and efficient delivery of such items and services and the dispatch of emergency and other vehicles.


  • High school diploma.
  • On-the-job training.
  • Previous work experience.
  • Dispatchers may require a radio license.
  • Emergency dispatchers may require some emergency medical technician training (EMT).

Future Prospects:

Employment prospects for these occupations are moderate over the next ten years. Employment is expected to peak around 2017, and return to 2014 levels over the long term.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 30.9% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 72.7% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 23.4% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 4.1% live in other communities. About 53.2% are employed in the Retail Trade industry and 12.4% in the Transportation and Warehousing sector.