Specialized cleaners

Specialized cleaners

NOC
6732

Clean and refurbish building exteriors, carpets, chimneys, vehicles, ventilation systems, septic tanks, windows and other surfaces, using specialized equipment and techniques.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

71
 

Median Hourly Wage

$15.00
$11.70
Low
$16.00
High

Median Salary

$22,166
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

862
 

% Working Full Time

80%
 

% Working Full Year

49%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Specialized cleaners clean and refurbish building exteriors, carpets, chimneys, industrial equipment, ventilation systems, windows and other surfaces, using specialized equipment and techniques. They are employed by specialized cleaning service companies or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Carpet and upholstery cleaners operate cleaning machines to clean carpets, rugs and upholstered furniture on customers' premises or in carpet and upholstery cleaning establishments.
  • Chimney cleaners clean soot and creosote from chimneys and fireplaces using hand tools and industrial vacuum cleaners.
  • Furnace and ventilation system cleaners clean ducts, vents and filters of furnaces in residences and commercial buildings using hand tools and industrial vacuum cleaners.
  • Sandblasters clean building exteriors, tanks, chimneys and industrial equipment using sandblasting, pressurized steam or hydroblasting equipment.
  • Vehicle cleaners clean the interior and exterior of automobiles, buses, streetcars, railway cars and subway cars.
  • Window cleaners wash and clean interior and exterior windows and other glass surfaces in low-rise and highrise buildings.

Also Known As

  • auto detailer
  • building exterior cleaner
  • carpet cleaner
  • chimney cleaner
  • freight car cleaner
  • furnace cleaner
  • laboratory equipment cleaner
  • sandblaster
  • septic tank cleaner
  • upholstery cleaner
  • vehicle cleaner
  • ventilation system cleaner
  • window cleaner
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • There are no specific education requirements for occupations in this unit group.
  • On-the-job training is usually provided.
  • Previous experience in a related position may be required for some occupations in this unit group.

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

9.6%
Female
90.4%
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

26.1%
15-24
16.4%
25-34
14.5%
35-44
23.0%
45-54
17.6%
55-64
2.4%
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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27.3%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
50.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
6.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
13.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
2.4%
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

36.0%
Retail trade
17.1%
Other services (except public administration)
14.0%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
32.9%
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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19.90%
Northeast
25.30%
Southeast
21.70%
Southwest
22.90%
Central
10.20%
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.

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$23,111
Northeast
$26,283
Southeast
$24,156
Southwest
$24,758
Central
$23,571
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.

No Data Available

Southeast

$15.00
$11.70
Low
$16.00
High
No Data Available

Central

$15.00
$11.70
Low
$16.00
High
No Data Available
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

$22,166

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$30,909

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

New Brunswick

$22,166

Newfoundland

$19,699

Prince Edward Island

$18,622

Nova Scotia

$21,124

Canada

$21,089
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

71
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

69
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

221
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

225