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Cashiers  (NOC 6611)
Windsor-Sarnia Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Cashiers operate cash registers, optical price scanners, computers or other equipment to record and accept payment for the purchase of goods, services and admissions. They are employed in stores, restaurants, theatres, recreational and sports establishments, currency exchange booths, government offices, business offices and other service, retail and wholesale establishments.

box office cashier, cafeteria cashier, grocery store cashier, office cashier, racetrack cashier, self-serve gas bar cashier, theatre cashier.

Cashiers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Greet customers
  • Establish or identify price of goods, services or admission and tabulate total payment required using electronic or other cash register, optical price scanner or other equipment
  • Weigh produce and bulk foods
  • Receive and process payments by cash, cheque, credit card or automatic debit
  • Wrap or place merchandise in bags
  • Provide information to customers
  • Assist sports spectators and theatre patrons with seat selection
  • Calculate foreign currency exchange
  • Calculate total payments received at end of work shift and reconcile with total sales
  • May accept reservations and take-out orders
  • May also stock shelves and clean check-out counter area.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Chatham, Windsor, Sarnia, Amherstburg, Belle River, Forest, Kingsville, Lakeshore, Leamington, Petrolia, St. Clair Beach, Tecumseh, Blenheim, Dresden, Ridgetown, Stoney Point, Tilbury, Wallaceburg

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Outlook & Prospects for Cashiers in Windsor-Sarnia 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.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Cashiers in Windsor-Sarnia Region as well as in the rest of the Ontario.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Windsor-Sarnia Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2012-11-27

In the Windsor-Sarnia economic region, the employment prospects for cashiers are expected to be average for the period 2012-2013. This is one of the largest occupations in the region with a labour force of about 7,500 at the time of the 2006 census.

In Ontario, the outlook for cashiers is expected to be average for the period 2012-2013. At the time of the 2006 census, this was the fourth largest occupation in Ontario with a labour force of almost 121,000. More than half of those employed were youth between the ages of 15 and 24.

Demand for cashiers is driven by consumer spending mainly in the retail trade sector, which employs close to three quarters of these workers according to the 2006 census. Job opportunities are usually available year-round but are better in the peak shopping seasons: during the summer and at the end of the calendar year. This occupation experiences high turnover. The majority of job openings will stem from the need to replace workers who leave for other positions. The prevalence of part-time cashiering positions, the seasonal tendency and low skill requirements are favourable to many younger workers while they prepare for other careers. The use of `self serve' checkouts in some of the larger retail outlets, may temper job growth in this occupation.

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