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Light duty cleaners  (NOC 6731)
Montréal Region
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Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Light duty cleaners in Montréal Region as well as in the rest of the Québec.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Montréal Region Fair   (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

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