Job prospects Light Duty Cleaner in Québec
Job opportunities for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) are good in Québec 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 Québec
The employment outlook will be good for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) in Québec for the 2021-2023 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
No specific 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, as well as workplace first aid certification and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) certification.
Employment growth will come from the significant increase in hygiene measures imposed as a result of the pandemic in most public, private and commercial buildings, but particularly in health care facilities. In addition, the growth in building stock, the expansion of accommodation services, and an aging population will result in an increased demand for home maintenance and cleaning.
While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:
- Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, due to a higher proportion of unemployed workers
- Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec, due to a higher proportion of unemployed workers and a lower proportion of retirements
Here are some key facts about Light duty cleaners in Québec:
- Approximately 67,300 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.
|Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region||Good Good|
|Bas-Saint-Laurent Region||Good Good|
|Capitale-Nationale Region||Good Good|
|Centre-du-Québec Region||Good Good|
|Chaudière-Appalaches Region||Good Good|
|Côte-Nord Region||Fair Fair|
|Estrie Region||Good Good|
|Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region||Fair Fair|
|Lanaudière Region||Good Good|
|Laurentides Region||Good Good|
|Laval Region||Good Good|
|Mauricie Region||Good Good|
|Montréal Region||Good Good|
|Montérégie Region||Good Good|
|Nord-du-Québec Region||Fair Fair|
|Outaouais Region||Good Good|
|Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region||Good Good|
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Job prospects elsewhere in 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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