Light duty cleaners

Light duty cleaners

NOC
6731

Clean lobbies, hallways, offices and rooms in hotels, hospitals, schools, office buildings, private residences and other facilities.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

804
 

Median Hourly Wage

$14.00
$11.70
Low
$18.65
High

Median Salary

$16,643
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

5,816
 

% Working Full Time

62%
 

% Working Full Year

58%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Light duty cleaners clean lobbies, hallways, offices and rooms of hotels, motels, resorts, hospitals, schools, office buildings and private residences. They are employed by hotels, motels, resorts, recreational facilities, hospitals and other institutions, building management companies, cleaning service companies and private individuals.

Main Duties

Light duty cleaners perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Sweep, mop, wash, wax and polish floors
  • Dust furniture and vacuum carpeting and area rugs, draperies and upholstered furniture
  • Make beds, change sheets and distribute clean towels and toiletries
  • Attend to guests' requests for extra supplies
  • Stock linen closets and other supplies' areas
  • Clean, disinfect and polish kitchen and bathroom fixtures and appliances
  • Clean and disinfect public areas such as changing rooms, showers and elevators
  • Disinfect operating rooms and other hospital areas
  • Pick up debris and empty trash containers
  • Wash windows, walls and ceilings
  • Report and store lost and found items
  • May provide basic information on facilities
  • May handle complaints.

Also Known As

  • cleaner
  • hospital cleaner
  • hotel cleaner
  • house cleaner
  • housekeeping aide
  • housekeeping room attendant
  • light duty cleaner
  • office cleaner
  • sweeper
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • There are no specific education requirements for occupations in this unit group.
  • Certification for housekeeping room attendants or similar certification may be required by some employers.

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

70.8%
Female
29.2%
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

11.5%
15-24
12.1%
25-34
15.4%
35-44
28.4%
45-54
28.1%
55-64
4.6%
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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26.7%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
49.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
5.5%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
14.9%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
4.0%
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

36.7%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
28.2%
Health care and social assistance
17.6%
Accommodation and food services
17.5%
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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16.40%
Northeast
27.20%
Southeast
24.70%
Southwest
19.60%
Central
12.20%
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.

Data legend

$19,282
Northeast
$19,573
Southeast
$18,966
Southwest
$17,401
Central
$17,236
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

$14.00
$11.70
Low
$19.00
High

Southeast

$16.00
$11.70
Low
$19.00
High

Southwest

$14.00
$11.70
Low
$18.30
High

Central

$13.00
$11.70
Low
$18.57
High

Northwest

$15.00
$11.70
Low
$19.00
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

$16,643

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$25,847

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

New Brunswick

$16,643

Newfoundland

$18,598

Prince Edward Island

$13,399

Nova Scotia

$15,662

Canada

$17,317
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

804
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

105
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

699
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

2,505
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

291
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

2,213