Home support workers and housekeepers

Home support workers and housekeepers

NOC
4412

- Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

Provide personal care to clients that need assistance or perform cleaning and other home management duties. They work in residential settings.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

727
 

Median Hourly Wage

$14.10
$12.91
Low
$17.00
High

Median Salary

$18,108
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

4,751
 

% Working Full Time

64%
 

% Working Full Year

64%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Home support workers provide personal care and companionship for seniors, persons with disabilities and convalescent clients. Care is provided within the client's residence, in which the home support worker may also reside. They are employed by home care and support agencies, private households, or they may be self-employed. Housekeepers perform housekeeping and other home management duties in private households and other non-institutional, residential settings.

Main Duties

Home support workers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Provide care and companionship for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption
  • Administer bedside and personal care to clients such as aid in ambulation, bathing, personal hygiene, and dressing and undressing
  • Plan and prepare meals and special diets, and feed or assist in feeding clients
  • May perform routine health-related duties such as changing non-sterile dressings, assisting in the administration of medications and collecting specimens under the general direction of home care agency supervisor or nurse
  • May perform routine housekeeping duties such as laundry, washing dishes and making beds.

Housekeepers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Perform housekeeping and other home management duties under general direction of employer
  • Plan and prepare meals independently or with employer, and may serve meals
  • May care for children.

Also Known As

  • attendant for persons with disabilities - home care
  • family caregiver
  • home support worker
  • housekeeper
  • live-in caregiver - seniors
  • personal aide - home support
  • personal care attendant - home care
  • respite worker - home support
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required.
  • Home management experience may be required.
  • College or other courses in home support may be required.
  • First aid certification may be required.
  • Completion of a training program in care of the elderly, care of persons with disabilities, convalescent care or in a related field may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

93.4%
Female
6.6%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

6.5%
15-24
11.1%
25-34
14.1%
35-44
27.3%
45-54
33.4%
55-64
7.6%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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17.1%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
30.5%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
12.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
34.2%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
6.1%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

83.3%
Health care and social assistance
11.2%
Other services (except public administration)
2.1%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
3.4%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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21.00%
Northeast
21.00%
Southeast
26.20%
Southwest
16.20%
Central
15.50%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$19,122
Northeast
$19,882
Southeast
$20,074
Southwest
$18,609
Central
$18,003
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$14.85
$13.00
Low
$17.00
High

Southeast

$13.80
$12.50
Low
$16.00
High

Southwest

$14.00
$12.52
Low
$14.90
High

Central

$13.80
$12.91
Low
$20.90
High

Northwest

$14.20
$13.40
Low
$18.12
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$18,108

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$24,525

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$18,108

Newfoundland

$16,758

Prince Edward Island

$22,837

Nova Scotia

$22,148

Canada

$21,847
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

727
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

61
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

666
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

2,242
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

159
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

2,084