Cashier – NOC 6611 SDG

1,535

Number of People Who Work in this Industry

$9,178

Median Income of People Working in this Occupation

97%

Chance this Occupation Will Be Impacted by Technology in the Next Decade

85.8%

Participation Rate
Percentage of the number of people currently working in the occupation as compared to the total number of people within the occupation as of the week of
May 1 to May 7 2016

9%

Unemployment Rate
Percentage of people not currently working as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of the week of
May 1 to May 7 2016

Education

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

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

77% of cashiers are employed in the Retail Trade sector

Employment Outlook

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%

More Information

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.