Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Montréal Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) in the Montreal census metropolitan area.
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 growth is expected to be moderate.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Over the next few years, labour requirements will stem primarily from the replacements due to retirements. The percentage of cleaners aged 55 and over is higher than for all occupations. Other opportunities will be generated by employment growth, which will be similar than that of all occupations.
The labour pool is large and consists of both young people with little education who are looking for their first work experience that will enable them to apply for better paying jobs, and older adults with little education who have already worked in other occupations. As the unemployment rate is moderate in this occupation, some positions could be filled by experienced unemployed cleaners. No specific education is required to access this occupation. Employers' requirements are often limited to candidates' personal suitability.
The rise in employment will stem from growth of the building stock, enhanced hygiene measures in health care establishments, expansion and growth of accommodation services, and an aging of the population, which results in an increase in the demand for maintenance and home cleaning services.
Here are some key facts about Light duty cleaners in the Montreal census metropolitan area:
- Approximately 30,420 people work in this occupation.
- Light duty cleaners mainly work in the following sectors:
- Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 44%
- Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 16%
- Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 13%
- Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 10%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 11% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 65% compared to 70% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 24% compared to 17% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Dec 19 - Dec 23, 2016
- The opening of a new branch of Sherbrooke's Siboire microbrewery in Montréal will create around 40 jobs. It is scheduled for the end of April 2017. (available in French only)
- Dazmo Groupe, a Montréal company specializing in the film, television and advertising industry, announced the opening of the MTL GRANDÉ film studios
- Moment Factory, a multimedia entertainment studio, announced it will be creating 350 jobs over 3 years and saving 150 existing jobs as a result of a total investment of over $10M (available in French only)
- The Government of Quebec announced it will be building a special school for children with intellectual disabilities in Montréal by 2021 at an investment of almost $35M (available in French only)
- The City of Montréal and the Government of Quebec have announced a development plan for Jean-Drapeau Park to celebrate Montréal's 375th anniversary. The project is estimated at $73.4M with a scheduled opening in 2019.
- IT Link, a French company specializing in the design and installation of digital industrial systems, announced the opening of its North American head office in Montréal, leading to the creation of 40 specialized jobs over 3 years (available in French only)
- The former site of the Montreal Children's Hospital will be converted by Devimco Immobilier into a community centre, 1400 housing units, a 250-room hotel and businesses, among other things. The project is estimated at $400M. (available in French only)
- Hopper, a Montréal company specializing in the creation of mobile applications, announced funding of $40M from the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to support its growth. Some 40 jobs will be created in Montréal in 2017. (available in French only)
- BCBG Max Azria, a women's clothing retailer, is closing its administrative offices and distribution centre in Montréal. In total, 25 people have been laid off. (available in French only)
- Montréal-based engineering company SNC-Lavalin announced 405 layoffs in Canada. This total includes 186 positions in Montréal, 195 in Ontario, and 24 in Saskatoon. (available in French only)
- Montréal-based company Produits Plaisirs Glacés, formerly known as Crème glacée Lambert, declared bankruptcy. About 60 people are affected by the closing. (available in French only)
- Hypertec Group, a provider of information technology products and services, announces that it will open a new, $71.4M data centre in Montréal, creating more than 260 jobs (available in French only)
- Habitations Rêvanous, a $14.2M residence devoted to integrating persons with a mild intellectual disability into a community of independent seniors living in the same building, announces its grand opening, in Montréal
- Velan, a Montréal-based manufacturer of industrial valves, secures contracts in China worth an estimated $36M
- Rogers Communications announces the closure of French-language print magazines Châtelaine and Loulou. More than 50 workers in the Montréal area are affected. (available in French only)
- The agri-food company Mondelez announces the closure of its Montréal cookie factory in December 2017, leading to the loss of 454 jobs (available in French only)
- Adaptive Financial Consulting, a British financial technology company, announces that it will open a research and development centre in the Montréal area, creating 50 jobs in the next three years (available in French only)
- Amcor, a packaging company in the Montréal borough of Lachine, announces the gradual closure of its plant between now and June 30, 2017, resulting in the loss of 90 jobs (available in French only)
- Epic Games, a U.S. video game company, announces that it will open an office in Montréal, creating 30 to 50 jobs, including positions for graphics engineers and graphic artists (available in French only)
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