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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.
Barrie, Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, Orillia, Waterloo, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Collingwood, Innisfil, Midland, New Hamburg, New Tecumseth, Orangeville, Penetanguishene, Port McNicoll, Shelburne, Alliston, Ayr, Beeton, Buena Vista Park, Cardwell, Cookstown, Cumberland Beach, Elmira, Elmvale, Purple Hill, Rockcut, Rockwood, Starrview Acres, St. Jacobs, Tottenham
Outlook & Prospects for Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents in Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie 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|
|Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2012-03-21|
In the Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie area the outlook for janitors, caretakers and building superintendents is expected to be fair for the period 2012-2013. This is one of the larger occupations in the region with a labour force of more than 8,500 at the time of the 2006 census.
In Ontario, the outlook for janitors, caretakers and building superintendents is expected to be fair for the period 2012-2013. According to the 2006 census, this is one of the larger occupations in Ontario with more than 86,000 janitors, caretakers and building superintendents in the labour force. It has been a slow growing, stable occupation over the last several years. Some jobs will be created as new facilities, multiple housing and commercial establishments are built. However, turnover within this large occupation should provide most of the opportunities as workers leave for more highly paid or less strenuous, physical work. Retirements will also generate some openings, given the older age profile of this occupation compared to all occupations in Ontario. At the same time, some of these workers, especially building superintendents, tend to work longer or take on this work post retirement. Recent trends towards environmental sustainability have created the need for environmentally friendly cleaning techniques and products. Despite this change, the occupation will remain fairly labour intensive.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Sep 30 ¿ Oct 04, 2013
- Nordia Inc., a subsidiary of Bell Canada, has taken over 75% of TeleTech in Orillia and will hire more than 400 employees
- The Brick, a furniture and appliance retail store, will open a location in Collingwood on September 6, creating 15 full-time and part-time positions
- Teletech, an Orillia call centre, will lay off up to 350 positions by the end of summer after losing a large customer
- The Waterloo Region District School Board is eliminating 56 positions, including positions in teaching and support services, to reduce budget deficit for 2013 ¿ 2014. The cuts will take place mostly through retirements and attrition.
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