Job prospects Light Duty Cleaner in Nova Scotia

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

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

Prospects over the next 3 years

Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Light duty cleaners (NOC 65310) in Nova Scotia for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Employers in some parts of the province are experiencing difficulty recruiting for this occupation, so individuals looking for work as a cleaner should have little difficulty finding a position. Working conditions such as relatively low wages, the physical nature of the job, the need to travel to different work sites, and irregular or night-time hours may be contributing factors to a high rate of turnover and insufficient number of job applicants. Candidates may be required to have their own vehicle to travel between job locations.

Here are some key facts about Light duty cleaners in Nova Scotia:

  • Approximately 7,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Light duty cleaners mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Building services (NAICS 5617): 32%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 17%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 15%
    • Accommodation services (NAICS 721): 10%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 63% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 37% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 50% of light duty cleaners work all year, while 50% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 38 weeks compared to 42 weeks for all occupations.
  • 15% of light duty cleaners are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 28% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 71% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 27% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 48% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 8% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 12% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Location Job prospects
Annapolis Valley Region Very good
Cape Breton Region Very good
Halifax Region Very good
North Shore Region Very good
Southern Region Very good

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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