Explore Careers - Job Market Report
This unit group includes elemental occupations, not elsewhere classified, primarily concerned with the provision of services. Those in occupations in this unit group are employed by a wide range of retail service and other establishments, and may be self-employed.
beauty salon attendant, car jockey, cloakroom attendant, door attendant (except hotel), funeral home attendant, fur storage attendant, hotel valet, laundromat attendant, parking lot attendant, shoe shiner, tanning salon attendant, ticket taker, toll booth attendant.
- Beauty salon attendants shampoo, condition and dry customers' hair, assist hair stylists as directed and keep work areas clean.
- Door attendants assist persons entering or leaving residential buildings, theatres and similar establishments and may hail taxis and assist with parcels.
- Funeral home attendants drive hearses, arrange lights and floral displays, escort mourners, act as pallbearers and clean funeral parlours and chapels.
- Laundromat attendants replenish vending machines, provide change, explain operation of machines to customers, clean the laundromat and arrange for the repair of broken machines and may wash, dry and fold laundry for customers; may operate dry cleaning machines for customers.
- Parking lot attendants and car jockeys collect parking fees, issue ticket stubs, direct customers to parking spaces and park cars.
- Ticket takers and ushers collect admission tickets or passes from patrons at entertainment events and direct patrons to their seats.
- Other related elemental workers in this group perform services specific to the establishments in which their occupations are found.
Grande Prairie, Athabasca, Barrhead, Beaverlodge, Fairview, Falher, Fox Creek, Grande Cache, Grimshaw, High Level, High Prairie, Manning, Mayerthorpe, Peace River, Sexsmith, Slave Lake, Spirit River, Swan Hills, Valleyview, Wembley, Westlock, Whitecourt
Outlook & Prospects for Other Elemental Service Occupations in Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River 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 (Other Elemental Service Occupations) is part of a larger occupational group called Other Elemental Service Occupations (NOC 668).
|Occupations in this group||
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Occupations (6681)
Ironing, Pressing and Finishing Occupations (6682)
Other Elemental Service Occupations (6683)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||45,738|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||42|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||60|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, this occupation, which includes dry cleaning, laundry, ironing and pressing occupations, experienced a slight decrease in employment while its unemployment rate increased slightly to 10% in 2010. Its average hourly wage is among the lowest for all occupations. According to key labour market indicators, job seekers outnumbered 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 Other Elemental Service Occupations, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 18,538 and 13,934 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 there was excess supply in this occupation, supply and demand should remain in surplus over the 2011-2020 period. Most job openings will be due to retirements. Since workers in this occupation are a little older than average and they retire a little earlier, the retirement rate will be high. Growth in expansion demand will be well below average for all occupations. In fact, employment growth will follow the rate of population growth. As for labour supply, the majority of job seekers will come from the school system. It is interesting to note that a relatively large number of immigrants will work in this occupation and that the proportion of immigrants will be higher than average.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||2,471||13%|
|Projected Job Openings||18,538||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||13,934||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||%|
|Other services (except public administration)||31.70|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||13.50|
|Accommodation and food services||10.20|
|Information and cultural industries||9.80|
|Real estate and rental and leasing||6.20|
|Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services||3.40|
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, 4% 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 (Other Elemental Service Occupations) is part of a larger group called Other Elemental Service Occupations (NOC 668). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 9% 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), 47% 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 39% 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 (Other Elemental Service Occupations) is part of a larger group called Other Elemental Service Occupations (NOC 668). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 31%, which is equal to the unionization rate for all occupations.
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