Hairstylists and Barbers – NOC 6341 SDG ±

365

Number of People Who Work in this Industry

$13,199

Median Income of People Working in this Occupation

11%

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

94.2%

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

3.2%

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

65.2% of the workforce has an apprenticeship or trade certificate.

33.3% of the workforce has a College, CEGEP or non-university certificate or diploma.

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

21.9% of the workforce is age 25 to 34.

31.5% of the workforce is age 45 to 54.

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

95% of hairstylists and barbers work in the Other Services sector.

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair. Employment is expected to remain relatively stable and not many positions will become available due to retirements. High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: 5.1%-6%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • The number of businesses operating in the Personal Services sector has grown since 2012.
  • The industry is comprised primarily of small businesses. 87.2% of businesses operating in the Personal Services sector employ four people or less.
  • Employment Outlook for Hairstylists and Barbers in the Ottawa Economic Region is fair. This occupation is sensitive to economic downturns as individuals spend less on professional services or switch to home hair care products in order to reduce spending during economic downturns.   The aging client population will create demand for workers in this field through on-site service needs in retirement homes.
  • Self-employment is relatively common in this occupation as an increasing number of professionals rent chairs in salons, while others choose to work out of their own homes. Employment opportunities will also result from high turnover. Individuals willing to work long and varying shifts may have an advantage in securing employment. For example, hairstylists may need to work early shifts on weekends, preparing clients for special events such as weddings or proms.
  • For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Household & Personal Services Sector.