Job prospects Light Duty Cleaner in Northwest Territories

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 Northwest Territories or Canada.

Job opportunities in Northwest Territories

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 limited for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) in Northwest Territories for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • 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 impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Enhanced levels of cleaning continue to be required in hospitals, health care facilities, long-term care homes and educational institutions creating demand for this occupation.

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

  • Approximately 250 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Light duty cleaners mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Tourism & Culture (NAICS 51, 71-72): 39%
    • Other Commercial Services (NAICS 54-56, 81): 24%
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 13%
    • Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 7%
    • Wholesale and Retail Trade (NAICS 41, 44-45): 5%
  • 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.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 18% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 82% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 50% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 26% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 13% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 7% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 7% for all occupations

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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