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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

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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.

questionUndetermined : UndeterminedLimited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Specialized Cleaners in Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Nova Scotia Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2014-05-15

For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be fair for Specialized Cleaners (NOC 6662) in Nova Scotia. Employment growth in this occupation is expected to be stronger than average. However, this growth will be partially offset by average proportions of workers retiring, as well as unemployed workers with experience in this occupation who may compete for available jobs.

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Nova Scotia was 36 years and 14% of workers were 55 years old and older. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, approximately 600 people worked in this occupation in 2013.

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 Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Cape Breton Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Halifax Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
North Shore Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Southern Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014
  • Millennium 1 Solutions, a Bridgewater-based call centre that primarily serves the financial sector, will create up to 150 jobs over the next five years with the assistance of a provincial payroll rebate program. The company currently employs 200 workers.
Week of Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014 Week of Jun 09 - Jun 13, 2014 Week of Jun 02 - Jun 06, 2014
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