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Specialized Cleaners  (NOC 6662)
North Shore Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Specialized cleaners clean and refurbish building exteriors, carpets, chimneys, industrial equipment, ventilation systems, windows and other surfaces, using specialized equipment and techniques. They are employed by specialized cleaning service companies or they may be self-employed.

auto detailer, building exterior cleaner, carpet cleaner, chimney cleaner, freight car cleaner, furnace cleaner, laboratory equipment cleaner, sandblaster, septic tank cleaner, upholstery cleaner, vehicle cleaner, ventilation system cleaner, window cleaner.

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaners operate cleaning machines to clean carpets, rugs and upholstered furniture on customers' premises or in carpet and upholstery cleaning establishments.
  • Chimney cleaners clean soot and creosote from chimneys and fireplaces using hand tools and industrial vacuum cleaners.
  • Furnace and ventilation system cleaners clean ducts, vents and filters of furnaces in residences and commercial buildings using hand tools and industrial vacuum cleaners.
  • Sandblasters clean building exteriors, tanks, chimneys and industrial equipment using sandblasting, pressurized steam or hydroblasting equipment.
  • Vehicle cleaners clean the interior and exterior of automobiles, buses, streetcars, railway cars and subway cars.
  • Window cleaners wash and clean interior and exterior windows and other glass surfaces in low-rise and highrise buildings.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Truro, Amherst, Antigonish, New Glasgow, Oxford, Parrsboro, Pictou, Springhill, Stellarton, Trenton, Westville

View a list of Service Canada offices in this area.

Outlook & Prospects for Specialized Cleaners in North Shore Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.

Limited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Specialized Cleaners in North Shore Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-10-14
Cape Breton Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-10-06
Halifax Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-06-21
North Shore Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-10-05
Southern Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-10-06

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Mar 31 - Apr 04, 2014
  • BJ Electric Motor and Control Ltd. has opened a shop in Burnside, its second location in the Halifax Metro area. The company focuses on sales and service of electric motors and parts, and has grown from four to 23 employees in 20 years.
Week of Mar 17 - Mar 21, 2014
  • At least four employees will be required for the newly-formed Valley Regional Enterprise Network, including an executive director, economic development officers, and support staff. No decision has been reached upon location for the employees.
  • Intergy, the company which will run the reservation system for the new Yarmouth to Maine ferry, is in the process of hiring. Original projections had called for six to eight workers in Yarmouth, but the plan now is to hire up to 16 full and part-time seasonal workers. Customer service and communication skills, bilingual ability, and a hospitality background are preferred.
Week of Mar 03 - Mar 07, 2014
  • Bedford-based Intergy Applied Hospitality Solutions will serve as the reservation centre for the Nova Star Cruise ferry service from Yarmouth to Maine, scheduled to start in the spring of 2014. Some of the work will be handled by employees in Bedford, and the company plans to hire six to eight more at the start to work out of Yarmouth.
Week of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
  • Urban 30 Blowdry Bar, offering wash and dry, makeup, and nail services, will open at 1727 Barrington Street in Halifax
Please consult the North Shore Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.