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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.
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.
- 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.
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Outlook & Prospects for Specialized Cleaners in Montérégie 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.
National Outlook – 10-Year Projection (2011-2020)
This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2011-2020 period.
Note: The tables, graphs and middle paragraph shown under this section display updated 2011-2020 projection results. The remaining narrative text (2009-2018 projections) will be updated shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The data in the following table are derived from HRSDC’s Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). COPS uses a variety of models to produce a detailed 10-year labour market projection per broad skill level and per occupation at the national level, which focuses on the trends of labour supply and labour demand over the next ten years.
This occupation (Specialized Cleaners) is part of a larger occupational group called Cleaners (NOC 666).
|Occupations in this group||
Light Duty Cleaners (6661)
Specialized Cleaners (6662)
Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents (6663)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||404,197|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||43|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||65|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, employment in this occupation remained practically unchanged. The hourly wage and unemployment rate increased at rates similar to those for other occupations. The unemployment rate was 9.5%, which is higher than the average unemployment rate. According to key labour market indicators, there were enough job seekers to meet the job openings in this occupation.
Over the 2011-2020 period, an occupation will be in excess demand (a shortage of workers) if the projected number of job openings is significantly greater than the projected number of job seekers. An occupation will be in excess supply (a surplus of workers) if the projected number of job openings is smaller than the projected number of job seekers. For Cleaners, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 174,303 and 121,589 job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill the job openings.
Based on projections and considering that labour supply and labour demand were balanced, it is expected that supply will continue to be in balance over the 2011-2020 period. However, the number of surplus workers will decrease over the projection period. The vast majority of job openings in this occupation will be due to retirements. Expansion demand, although considerably lower than it was over the previous decade, will nonetheless constitute a significant source of job openings. As for labour supply, school leavers will account for the majority of job seekers, but at a lower proportion than for all occupations. A relatively large number of new immigrants will work in this occupation and they will represent a larger share of job seekers than in other occupations. Furthermore, a large number of workers from other occupations will move into this occupation. This is likely due to the fact that this occupation requires relatively generic skills.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||15,128||9%|
|Projected Job Openings||174,303||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||121,589||100%|
In which industry or sector do people in this occupation find jobs in Canada?
This table shows the industry and sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.
|Industry / Sector||%|
|Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services||26.80|
|Other services (except public administration)||25.50|
|Transportation and warehousing||6.90|
|Real estate and rental and leasing||3.70|
What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?
The graph displays the percentage of people in this occupation who are “self-employed”, according to the 2006 Census, in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
As shown in the graph, according to the 2006 Census, 15% of people in this occupation were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 12%.
The Labour Force Survey also gives us some information about self-employment. This occupation (Specialized Cleaners) is part of a larger group called Cleaners (NOC 666). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 17% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time and part-time?
The graph displays the proportion of people in this occupation who worked full-time and part-time in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 74% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.
What proportion of men and women work in this occupation?
The graph displays the proportion of men and women in this occupation in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), women represented 14% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Specialized Cleaners) is part of a larger group called Cleaners (NOC 666). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 37%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.
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