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Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents clean and maintain the interior and exterior of commercial, institutional and residential buildings and their surrounding grounds. Building superintendents employed in large establishments are responsible for the operation of the establishment and may also supervise other workers. They are employed by office and apartment building management companies, condominium corporations, educational institutions, health care facilities, recreational and shopping facilities, religious establishments, and industrial and other establishments.
building caretaker, building superintendent, custodian, handyman/woman, heavy-duty cleaner, industrial cleaner, plant cleaner, school janitor.
- Operate industrial vacuum cleaners to remove scraps, dirt, heavy debris and other refuse
- Wash windows, interior walls and ceilings
- Empty trash cans and other waste containers
- Sweep, mop, scrub and wax hallways, floors and stairs
- Clean snow and ice from walkways and parking areas
- Cut grass and tend grounds
- Clean and disinfect washrooms and fixtures
- Make adjustments and minor repairs to heating, cooling, ventilating, plumbing and electrical systems, and contact tradespersons for major repairs
- Perform other routine maintenance jobs such as painting and drywall repair
- May water and tend to plants
- May move heavy furniture, equipment and supplies
- Ensure that security and safety measures are in place in the establishment
- May advertise vacancies, show apartments and offices to prospective tenants and collect rent
- May supervise other workers.
Outlook & Prospects for Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents in Mauricie Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Mauricie Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2013-01-22|
For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Mauricie region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Most of the approximately 1,330 jobs in this occupation in Mauricie are in the service sector, while a smaller proportion are in manufacturing.
The unemployment rate is high in this occupation in Mauricie and, between now and 2014, employment levels will increase slightly. Job opportunities will mainly stem from replacement needs, largely due to retirement. A few new jobs will be added. Since this occupation usually has low educational requirements, the labour pool is quite large.
Workers aged 45 and older account for more than half of the workers in this occupation (55%) in Mauricie, compared to 44% for all occupations in the region.
Women are weakly represented in this occupation, holding 21% of the jobs. There are a relatively large number of self-employed workers, who account for just under 14% of the labour force, compared to 9.5% for all occupations in the region.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- In Trois-Rivi¿res, the number of jobs will double at the Gexel call centre, which plans to add around 120 employees between next January and June (available in French only)
- In Mauricie, Groupe RCM announced that the 183 jobs of this recycling company had been saved as a result of a partnership with Soleno and financial assistance from the Government of Québec (available in French only)
- Service d'intégration au travail, a Saint-Tite computer equipment recycling business, will be opening its 5th service point in the Mauricie in September, creating approximately 20 jobs (available in French only)
- The Grand-Mère karting circuit closed its doors on July 14. A dozen people are losing their job. (available in French only)
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