Light Duty Cleaners – NOC 6731 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 in SDG was 5.8%


of People Working in this Occupation

50.8% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma

21.1% of the workforce has a college certificate or diploma

21.1% of the workforce does not have a secondary school diploma

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

This occupation is impacted by an aging workforce

58.8% of the workforce is age 45 to 64

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

42% of light duty cleaners work in the health care sector; 28% work in Administrative and waste management services

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is good.  Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.  Several positions will become available due to retirements.  High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.  There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: 4.1%-5%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • Employment Outlook for Light Duty Cleaners in the Ottawa Economic Region is good. The number of light duty cleaners in the province has been increasing over the past decade. Given the size of this occupational group, job openings will arise primarily from worker turnover and to a lesser extent, retirements. This field has few barriers to entry and low skill requirements, and as a result many workers enter this profession on a temporary basis as they seek alternate employment. Also, the job duties for light duty cleaners can be highly labour intensive which may cause some workers to pursue different occupations. These factors should generate steady opportunities for workers in the upcoming years.
  • Light duty cleaners who have a valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle may have better job prospects as workers may need to visit several sites in one day. Potential workers should be prepared to work various shifts including evenings and weekends since job duties are often performed outside of standard business. Those who have flexible work schedules will have greater employability.
  • Safety certification such as the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) or knowledge of other safety protocols could improve one’s employment potential in this field
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