Job prospects Light Duty Cleaner in Ontario
Job opportunities for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) are good in Ontario 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 Ontario
The employment outlook will be good for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) in Ontario for the 2021-2023 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
What Types of Employers Are Out There?
- Various industries with the largest number employed by companies that provide services to buildings and dwellings
- Hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities
- Hotels, resorts and motels
What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?
- Population growth and an increasing number of buildings, facilities, and residential properties is 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.
- The COVID-19 pandemic led to lower hotel occupancy and travel activity, and office closures and a shift to remote work, reducing demand for some cleaning services. However, conditions should improve as the economy reopens.
What Skills Do I Need to Succeed?
- No formal education is generally required for this occupation.
- Certification for housekeeping room attendants may be required by some employers.
What Other Information Will I Find Helpful?
- A valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle is an asset since cleaners may need to visit several sites in one day.
- Ability to work various shifts including nights, evenings and weekends.
There may be more opportunities during the summer months, particularly in accommodation services since some resorts are only open for part of the year.
Here are some key facts about Light duty cleaners in the Ontario region:
- Approximately 81,500 people work in this occupation.
- Light duty cleaners mainly work in the following sectors:
- Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 52%
- Accommodation services (NAICS 721): 14%
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
- Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 7%
- 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
- 56% of light duty cleaners work all year, while 44% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
- 19% of light duty cleaners are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Ontario by economic region.
|Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region||Good Good|
|Kingston–Pembroke Region||Good Good|
|Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region||Good Good|
|London Region||Good Good|
|Muskoka–Kawarthas Region||Good Good|
|Northeast Region||Good Good|
|Northwest Region||Good Good|
|Ottawa Region||Good Good|
|Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region||Good Good|
|Toronto Region||Good Good|
|Windsor-Sarnia Region||Good Good|
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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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