Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
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 Mar 13 - Mar 17, 2017
- Dep, a record distributor located in Montréal, is closing its doors, resulting in the loss of some 15 jobs
- Reflex Photonics, an optics and optical solutions manufacturer located in Montréal, announced the creation of 14 jobs following an investment of nearly $5.5M by 3 partners
- The City of Montréal announced an investment of $46.1M to modernize the sports fields on its territory. The implementation of the projects is planned for 2017-2019. (available in French only)
- The YMCA of the Guy-Favreau Complex located in Montréal will remain open over the coming year, having already announced its closure. About 50 people will keep their jobs. (available in French only)
- TC Transcontinental, an editor and printer, has announced the elimination of 20 jobs at its centre of excellence on the east side of Montréal Island following a reduction of revenues and volume of advertising (available in French only)
- The City of Montréal plans on opening a recycling sorting centre in the Lachine district in 2019, a project valued at over $50M (available in French only)
- The City of Montréal has announced road development and safety work in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville district, which is valued at $37.5M and will span over four years (available in French only)
- The City of Montréal is investing $38M to finance the repair work of its corporate buildings (available in French only)
- Local Logic, a Montréal-based start-up company, has announced a partnership with Centris to facilitate the research of properties for sale by real estate agents. This partnership will create 14 jobs by the end of 2017. (available in French only)
- The federal government, the province of Quebec, and other partners have announced a joint investment of over $204M in McGill University; these funds will be used to modernize research facilities
- The city of Montréal has authorized the construction of 313 social housing units in the city's Griffintown area (available in French only)
- The $50M Saint-Laurent Sports Complex in Montréal will officially open in August 2017 (available in French only)
- Prével, a real estate developer, has announced the third phase of the 21e Arrondissement residential complex in Montréal, which will include 101 units spread over 9 floors (available in French only)
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