Cashier – NOC 6611 SDG
Number of People Who Work in this Industry
Median Income of People Working in this Occupation
of People Working in this Occupation
41.8% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma
32.8% of the workforce does not have a secondary school diploma
Age of the Workforce
in this Occupation
54.1% of the workforce is age 15 to 24
The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is good. Employment growth will lead to several new positions. A moderate number of opportunities will be available due to retirements.
High employee turnover could lead to additional employment opportunities.
Projected growth rate in Ontario: 4.1% – 5%
What Else Do I Need to Know?
- Cashier is the most second most common occupation in SDG.
- The number of businesses operating in the retail trade sector has remained consistent since 2012.
- The industry is comprised primarily of small businesses. 61% of businesses employ four people or less.
- Employment Outlook for cashiers in the Ottawa Economic Region is good. Job opportunities are usually available year-round but are better in the peak shopping seasons during the summer and at the end of the calendar year. The seasonal tendency, low skill requirements, and prevalence of part-time work are favourable to many younger workers. The use of ‘self-serve’ checkouts in some of the larger retail outlets, may temper job growth in this occupation.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, willingness to work longer hours during peak retail periods and bilingualism is an asset.
- For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Wholesale & Retail Trade Services Sector.