Job prospects Light Duty Cleaner in Manitoba

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "light duty cleaner" was moved from the group Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) to the group Light duty cleaners (NOC 65310).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "light duty cleaner" in Manitoba or Canada.

Job opportunities in Manitoba

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be moderate for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) in Manitoba for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

• Enhanced cleaning guidelines for commercial and residential properties are expected to support the need for cleaning services over the forecast period.

• Employee turnover is expected to be a source of job openings, as this occupation has lower entry requirements and experiences greater part-time work.

• Investments in hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities may create opportunities.

• Demand for some cleaning services was reduced as lower hotel occupancy and travel activity, office closures, and a shift to remote work were instigated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are some key facts about Light duty cleaners in Manitoba:

  • Approximately 7,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Light duty cleaners mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 32%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 18%
    • Accommodation services (NAICS 721): 16%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 54% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 46% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 53% of light duty cleaners work all year, while 47% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 12% of light duty cleaners are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 26% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 74% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 36% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 38% compared to 31% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 5% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 13% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 6% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 7% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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