Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents – NOC 6733 PR


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 actively working in the occupation as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as 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

50.0% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma

23.3% of the workforce has a college diploma or certificate

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

This occupation is impacted by an aging workforce

30.9% of the workforce is age 55 to 64

21.6% of the workforce is age 45 to 54

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

27% of janitors, caretakers and building superintendents work in the Educational Services sector

17% work in Public Administration and 10% work in Real Estate, Rental and Leasing

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.

High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Bilingualism may be an asset.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: 2.1% – 3%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?

The majority of cashiers work in grocery stores and other retail establishments, but a significant number also work in limited-service restaurants. Growth in consumer spending in Ontario has helped spur an increase in retail sales, which has led to steady employment growth in the retail trade sector in recent years. Employment in grocery stores has also grown. In addition, Canada’s limited-service restaurant industry has seen growth in sales, which has likely brought about employment growth in this industry.

There are some factors that may have a small moderating effect on employment growth for cashiers over the forecast period. The increasing use of self-checkout machines, especially in chain retail and grocery stores, as well as the growing popularity of online shopping are expected to temper employment growth. In addition, some limited-service restaurants are also experimenting with the introduction of self-serve kiosks.

Part-time work is common in this occupation. The prevalence of part-time work, coupled with the low educational requirements for this occupation make it particularly attractive to student and youth (aged 15-24) workers, who comprise over half of all cashiers in Ontario. Employment in this occupation is seasonal, with more opportunities in the months leading up to the holiday season. This occupation has a high rate of turnover, so turnover is expected to continue to generate job vacancies over the forecast period.

Opportunities will be best for individuals with experience as a cashier or in customer service. A flexible schedule, as well as a willingness to work longer hours, especially during peak retail periods, may also improve job prospects.