Canada 3PL Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Canada 3PL market is segmented by Type (Domestic Transportation Management, International Transportation Management and Value-added Warehousing and Distribution), and by End-User.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >3 %

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Market Overview

The Canada market is one of the biggest 3PL markets in the North America region and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period of 2020-2025. Along with the consumer dependence and developments in the e-commerce market, the growth in the market is expected as a result of the increase in the cross-border trade between the US and Canada after the USMCA agreement.

Scope of the Report

A comprehensive background analysis of the Canada 3PL Market, covering the current market trends, restraints, technological updates and detailed information on the market concentration through the various segments and competitive landscape of the industry.

By Services
Domestic Transportation Management
International Transportation Management
Value-added Warehousing and Distribution
By End-User
Consumer & Retail
Industrial & Aerospace
Other End Users

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Key Market Trends

Effects of USMCA on Automobile Industry

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) involves several updates in the automobile industry. According to industry experts, the provisions of this agreement go further than any other free trade agreement allowing the use of only one data set to ship goods across all the three countries. The agreement focuses on increasing efficiency in cross-border freight, removing all restrictions from the Mexican custom brokers and creating a streamlined process.

For instance, for the automobile industry, the agreement includes the side letters from the US to Canada and Mexico agreeing to exemptions from potential future tariffs imposed by the US on some motor vehicles and auto parts which is a great relief to the auto industry.

USMCA also mandates the automobile industry to use 70% of the steel and aluminium used in vehicle manufacturing to be sourced from North American suppliers. Aside from wages, the weight, size, fragility, and hazards that come with transportation of certain core parts make it optimal from a logistics and financial perspective to establish production near a final vehicle assembly plant.

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Warehousing and Distribution Trends

The massive Canadian transportation industry is leading to a notable demand for warehouses in the country. With e-commerce and last-mile logistics booming, the service providers want to be close to their customers to ensure efficient deliveries. Ontario is Canada’s automobile and manufacturing hub is experiencing the maximum developments in the warehousing segment to ease the logistics activities. Among recent developments, in October 2019, Porsche Canada in partnership with DB Schenker, opened its national parts distribution centre in Ontario, giving overnight delivery through the country, reducing the delivery time significantly. In December 2019, Walmart Canada and SCI Logistics announced SCI's largest dedicated and purpose-built distribution centre at Ontario adding 450,000 sq. feet of warehousing space to facilitate Walmart Canada's online orders.

Oxford Properties Group - leading global commercial real estate investor, developer and manager, announced plans to develop Canada's first multi-level industrial property comprising 707,000 sq. feet over two levels built at Oxford's Riverbend Business Park located in Burnaby.

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Competitive Landscape

The market is relatively fragmented with a large number of local and international players, including CEVA Logistics, DSV, Mactrans Logistics, TSI Group Inc., Polaris Logistics, Metro Supply Chains and Purolator as its key players. While the country is undergoing tremendous regulatory changes, the 3PL market is undergoing mergers and acquisitions, expanding its Canadian as well as cross-border expertise. For instance, in March 2020, Polaris Transportation Group announced the acquisition of PRI Logistics, a 3PL brokerage in Ontario, offering a full array of transportation services, reinforcing its position as a major player in an industry. Many companies like Amazon and Giant Tiger are focusing on reducing the greenhouse gas emission through the implementation of various innovative ideas and environment-friendly sources of energy.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study


    1. 2.1 Analysis Methodology

    2. 2.2 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.2.1 Drivers

      2. 4.2.2 Restraints

      3. 4.2.3 Opportunities

    3. 4.3 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Industry Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 General Trends in Warehousing Market

    6. 4.6 Demand From Other Segments, such as CEP, Last Mile Delivery, Cold Chain Logistics Etc.

    7. 4.7 Insights on Ecommerce Business

    8. 4.8 Technological Developments in the Logistics Sector

    9. 4.9 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis


    1. 5.1 By Services

      1. 5.1.1 Domestic Transportation Management

      2. 5.1.2 International Transportation Management

      3. 5.1.3 Value-added Warehousing and Distribution

    2. 5.2 By End-User

      1. 5.2.1 Automotive

      2. 5.2.2 Consumer & Retail

      3. 5.2.3 Energy

      4. 5.2.4 Healthcare

      5. 5.2.5 Industrial & Aerospace

      6. 5.2.6 Technology

      7. 5.2.7 Other End Users


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Mactrans Logistics

      2. 6.2.2 CEVA Logistics

      3. 6.2.3 TSI Group

      4. 6.2.4 DSV

      5. 6.2.5 Polaris Worldwide Logistics

      6. 6.2.6 Kuehne + Nagel

      7. 6.2.7 DHL Supply Chain

      8. 6.2.8 DB Schenker

      9. 6.2.9 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Recent Mergers and Acquisitions



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Frequently Asked Questions

The canada 3pl market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The canada 3pl market is growing at a CAGR of >3% over the next 5 years.

DSV, CEVA Logistics, Mactrans Logistics, TSI Group Inc., Polaris Worldwide Logistics are the major companies operating in canada 3pl market.

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