Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents – NOC 6733 PR
Number of People Who Work in this Industry
Median Income of People Working in this Occupation
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
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
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%
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.