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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
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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 News
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- HGS Canada will expand its contact centre operations to Barrie, creating 500 jobs initially with the potential for future growth within the year. The company is currently hiring both entry level and management positions.
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- Bingemans Inc. will expand its catering and recreation complex in Kitchener with the opening of a Boston Pizza restaurant, Kingpin Bowlounge bowling venue and Playdium Game Centre in June 2013. The expansion will add about 100 jobs.
Week of Jan 28 – Feb 01, 2013
- The Simcoe County District School Board is inviting college and university students to apply for tutoring positions in its elementary schools
Week of Jan 14 – Jan 18, 2013
- The Georgian Bay Phoenix Gymnastics and Acro Club will be opening in early February in Springmount, in the Township of Georgian Bluffs
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