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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Montréal Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731) in the Montreal census metropolitan area.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment growth is expected to be moderate.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Over the next few years, labour requirements will stem primarily from the replacements due to retirements. The percentage of cleaners aged 55 and over is higher than for all occupations. Other opportunities will be generated by employment growth, which will be similar than that of all occupations.
The labour pool is large and consists of both young people with little education who are looking for their first work experience that will enable them to apply for better paying jobs, and older adults with little education who have already worked in other occupations. As the unemployment rate is moderate in this occupation, some positions could be filled by experienced unemployed cleaners. No specific education is required to access this occupation. Employers' requirements are often limited to candidates' personal suitability.
The rise in employment will stem from growth of the building stock, enhanced hygiene measures in health care establishments, expansion and growth of accommodation services, and an aging of the population, which results in an increase in the demand for maintenance and home cleaning services.
Here are some key facts about Light duty cleaners in the Montreal census metropolitan area:
- Approximately 30,420 people work in this occupation.
- Light duty cleaners mainly work in the following sectors:
- Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 44%
- Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 16%
- Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 13%
- Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 10%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 11% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 65% compared to 70% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 24% compared to 17% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017
- Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine in Montréal, in partnership with the federal and provincial governments, is investing $31.32M into constructing a paediatric rehabilitation technopolis. This technopolis is expected to open in 2018. (available in French only)
- Concordia University in Montréal is investing $52.75M in partnership with the federal and provincial governments in order to establish a research and innovation hub
- Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is teaming up with some partners to create a blockchain centre of expertise in Montréal. This centre is expected to open in the fall and hire 15 employees. (available in French only)
- Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montréal has reopened following investments totaling $140M (available in French only)
- The Montréal-based Cirque du Soleil is acquiring the US company Blue Man Productions. The company plans to move its headquarters back to Montréal. (available in French only)
- Cogir immobilier and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ real estate fund announced the start of construction on a mixed development project worth close to $200 M, including a hotel, apartments, condos and commercial and office space, creating 1,700 jobs
- The Coca-Cola Company is investing $30 M to modernize its Montréal plant in the Lachine area (available in French only)
- Devimco Immobilier and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ have announced the construction of Hexagone 2, a 22-story residential building with 257 units, in Montréal. The project is expected to be completed for spring 2019. (available in French only)
- Quebec funeral parlour Urgel Bourgie announced the opening of a new location in the LaSalle borough of Montréal (available in French only)
- The American retailer Marshalls has announced the opening of its first location in downtown Montréal for spring 2018
- Stingray, a multiplatform music services supplier, announced its headquarters expansion and plans to hire 400 people in Montréal over the next five years
- CAE, a flight simulator manufacturer and pilot training specialist, says it plans to fill 330 positions in Montréal, particularly aeronautical engineering and software jobs (available in French only)
- Devimco immobilier has announced the launch of work on the Square Children's project in Montréal: six residential towers containing 1,400 units and a series of commercial and government services. The project is scheduled for completion in July 2022.
- CAE is signing training contracts and selling four flight simulators to three business and commercial aviation companies worth an estimated $85M
- The City of Montréal together with the governments of Quebec and Canada has announced the opening of the Complexe sportif de Saint-Laurent sports complex following a $55M investment
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