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Specialized Cleaners  (NOC 6662)
North Shore Region
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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.

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Table on the employment potential for Specialized Cleaners in Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Nova Scotia Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Specialized Cleaners (NOC 6662) in Nova Scotia.

This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:

  • Employment is expected to decline.
  • A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.

Here are some key facts about Specialized Cleaners in Nova Scotia:

  • Approximately 700 people work in this occupation.
  • Specialized Cleaners mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Building services (NAICS 5617): 38%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 26%
    • Repair and maintenance (NAICS 811): 15%
    • Real Estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 53): 7%
  • 62% of Specialized Cleaners work all year, while 38% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations.
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 26% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 60% compared to 67% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 14% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 89% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 11% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • No high school diploma: 31% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • High school diploma or equivalent: 47% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 14% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • Bachelor's degree: n/a
    • University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a

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) 2016-04-15
Cape Breton Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Halifax Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
North Shore Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Southern Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?

This occupation (Specialized Cleaners) is part of a larger group called Cleaners (NOC 666). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 12% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 14%.

What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time?

This occupation (Specialized Cleaners) is part of a larger group called Cleaners (NOC 666). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 67% of workers in this group worked full-time, compared to the average of 80% for all occupations.

What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?

According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 11% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 49% for all occupations.

What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?

This occupation (Specialized Cleaners) is part of a larger group called Cleaners (NOC 666). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), the unionization rate for this group was 45%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 30%.

Please consult the North Shore Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
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