Job prospects Light Duty Cleaner in Northwest Territories

Job opportunities for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) are limited in Northwest Territories over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a light duty cleaner.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Northwest Territories

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be limited for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) in Northwest Territories for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of 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.

This occupation has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in tourism-related industries such as retail, accommodation, and food services. Sanitation has been identified as a key public health concern, potentially increasing employment opportunities over the short term. Enhanced levels of cleaning continue to be required in hospitals, health care facilities, long-term care homes and educational institutions.

Here are some key facts about Light duty cleaners in the Northwest Territories region:

  • Approximately 300 people work in this occupation.
  • Light duty cleaners mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Tourism & Culture (NAICS 51, 71-72): 31%
    • Other Commercial Services (NAICS 54-56, 81): 26%
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 11%
    • Other Primary Sector (NAICS  11): 10%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 62% compared to 86% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 38% compared to 14% for all occupations
  • 47% of light duty cleaners work all year, while 53% 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 20 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of light duty cleaners are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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