Job outlook Light Duty Cleaner in Québec

Job opportunities for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) are good in Québec over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a light duty cleaner.

Job opportunities in Québec

light duty cleaner
Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) in Québec for the 2019-2021 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.

No specific academic training is required to enter this occupation, as employers' requirements are often limited to the personal qualities of the candidates. Punctuality, attention to detail and a customer service attitude are often sought-after skills. An attestation of professional studies in hygiene and health care environments can be an advantage to integrate this profession. Workplace first aid certification and WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) certification can be assets for some positions.

Employment growth will come from a rising housing stock, enhanced hygiene measures in health care facilities, expansion of accommodation services, and an aging population leading to increased demand for home maintenance and cleaning.

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

  • Approximately 67,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Light duty cleaners mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 40%
    • Accommodation services (NAICS 721): 11%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 11%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 60% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 40% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 53% of light duty cleaners work all year, while 47% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 33 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 Québec by economic region.

Location Job outlook
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Fair
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Good
Capitale-Nationale Region Good
Centre-du-Québec Region Good
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Good
Côte-Nord Region Fair
Estrie Region Good
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Fair
Lanaudière Region Good
Laurentides Region Good
Laval Region Good
Mauricie Region Good
Montréal Region Good
Montérégie Region Good
Nord-du-Québec Region Fair
Outaouais Region Good
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Good
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions across Canada

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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