Dry Cleaning, Laundry and Related Occupations – NOC 6741 SDG


Number of People Who Work in this Industry


Median Income of People Working in this Occupation


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


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


Unemployment Rate
Percentage of people looking for work as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of the week of May 1 to May 7, 2016, when the unemployment rate was 7.8% in SDG and 5.3% in PR.


of People Working in this Occupation

41.7% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma.

25.0% of the workforce does not have a secondary school diploma.

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

35.7% of the workforce is age 45 to 64.

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

55% of dry cleaning, laundry, and related occupations work in the Health Care sector.

36% work in the Household and Personal Services sector.

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair. Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions. Several positions will become available due to retirements. There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation. Bilingualism may be an asset.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: Less than or equal to 0%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • The number of businesses operating in the Household and Personal Services sector has grown since 2012 with a net of 40 businesses created between June 2013 and June 2014.
  • The sector locally is comprised of small businesses. 84.1% of businesses operating in the Household and Personal Services sector employ 4 people or less.
  • Employment Outlook is expected to be fair for Dry Cleaning and Laundry Occupations (NOC 6741) in Ontario.
  • Workers in these occupations typically work in dry cleaning and laundry services, areas of the healthcare sector or accommodation services. While many hospitals and smaller hotels contract out some portion their linen services to specialized facilities, larger hotels and many nursing and residential care facilities prefer to keep their laundry services on-site. For those employed by dry cleaning and laundry services firms, consolidation, coupled with improvements in machinery, has led to increased efficiencies, reducing the number of workers required. However, the older-than-average age profile for this occupation indicates that opportunities will be generated by retirements over the forecast period.
  • Employers for these occupations typically seek experienced candidates who are able to meet the physical requirements of the job. For some employers, particularly nursing and residential facilities, candidates may be expected to submit to vulnerable position or criminal record checks due to the nature of the clientele.
  • For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Household & Personal Services Sector.