Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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
|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 Feb 06 - Feb 10, 2017
- Montréal's Plaza Saint-Hubert will undergo a $50M makeover. Work is scheduled to begin in summer 2017 and should be completed in 2020.
- Cactus Montréal, a community organization involved in preventing blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections, is currently recruiting. About a dozen positions are available for the centre's opening in summer 2017. (available in French only)
- CAE, a Montréal-based flight simulator manufacturer, announced that they have obtained military contracts with France, Australia, and the United States, valued at over $175M
- Following the acquisition of the Montréal-based start-up Maluuba, Microsoft is hiring some 40 engineers in Montréal over the next two years (available in French only)
- ABB, a Swiss engineering firm, announced the implementation of a centre for excellence in Montréal, valued at $90M. The centre will manage research and development, manufacturing, and electric transport system and product trials. (available in French only)
- The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) announced the elimination of 190 jobs across its administrative structure (available in French only)
- The City of Montréal is investing $28M to upgrade and improve its 311 service (available in French only)
- Montréal's Saint-Sulpice Library will receive upgrades valued at $17M and will add two new services, following an agreement between the city and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) (available in French only)
- CAE announced several training and flight simulator sales contract signings with commercial flight companies, valued at over $250M
- Siemens, a German engineering company, announced it will invest over $132M in its Montréal plant to manufacture high technology gas turbines used to generate electricity
- AAA Canada, a company that specializes in road and rail subcontracting and technical assistance, has announced that it will create some one hundred jobs over the next three years in the Montréal region
- CAE, a Montréal-based flight simulator manufacturer, has announced that it has obtained and extended two military contracts with Canada and the United States, valued at over $1 billion
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