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Hairstylists and barbers cut and style hair and perform related services. They are employed in hairstyling or hairdressing salons, barber shops, vocational schools, health care establishments and theatre, film and television establishments.
barber, barber apprentice, hair colour technician, hairdresser, hairdresser apprentice, hairstylist, hairstylist apprentice, wig stylist.
- Suggest hair style compatible with client's physical features or determine style from client's instructions and preferences
- Cut, trim, taper, curl, wave, perm and style hair
- Apply bleach, tints, dyes or rinses to colour, frost or streak hair
- Analyze hair and scalp condition and provide basic treatment or advice on beauty care treatments for scalp and hair
- Clean and style wigs and hair pieces
- Apply hair extensions
- May shampoo and rinse hair
- May perform receptionist duties and order supplies
- May judge in competitions
- May train or supervise other hairstylists, hairstylist apprentices and helpers.
- Cut and trim hair according to client's instructions or preferences
- Shave and trim beards and moustaches
- May shampoo hair and provide other hair treatment, such as waving, straightening and tinting and may also provide scalp conditioning massages
- May book appointments and order supplies
- May train and supervise other barbers and barber apprentices.
Ottawa, Gloucester, Nepean, Brockville, Cornwall, Vanier, Carleton Place, Clarence-Rockland, Gananoque, Hawkesbury, Mississippi Mills, Perth, Prescott, Smiths Falls, Bourget, Buckham's Bay, Clarence, Constance Bay, Embrun, Hazeldean, Kars, Old Stittsville, Richmond, Rockland, Rockland East, Russell, South March, South March Station, Stittsville, St-Onge
Outlook & Prospects for Hairstylists and Barbers in Ottawa 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 (Hairstylists and Barbers) is part of a larger occupational group called Technical Occupations in Personal Service (NOC 627).
|Occupations in this group||
Hairstylists and Barbers (6271)
Funeral Directors and Embalmers (6272)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||100,998|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||40|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||60|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, this occupation, which includes hairstylists and barbers, experienced a slight increase in employment and a large increase in wages. The unemployment rate increased slightly, but still remained very low (2.4% in 2010). However, since a great many workers in this occupation (approximately 50%) are self-employed, the unemployment rate is not the most revealing of indicators for this occupation. According to key labour market indicators, the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill 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 Technical Occupations In Personal Service, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 37,202 and 31,609 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 demand and supply in this occupation were balanced, job seekers will be sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupation over the 2011-2020 period. Employment growth in this occupation tends to follow population growth. More than half of job openings will be due to retirements. The retirement rate for this occupation is around the average for all occupations. Employment will continue to grow at the same rate as in recent years. In terms of supply, the vast majority of job seekers will come from the school system. However, many workers will leave this occupation for another during the 2011-2020 decade. Since this occupation consists mainly of hairstylists and barbers, uncertain conditions and low wages lead workers to leave this occupation.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||3,377||9%|
|Projected Job Openings||37,202||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||31,609||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)||98.50|
What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?
This occupation (Hairstylists and Barbers) is part of a larger group called Technical Occupations in Personal Service (NOC 627). According to the Labour Force Survey (2012), 48% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 15%.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
The data from the Labour Force Survey (2012) regarding the percentage of people in this occupation who are part of a union are not sufficiently reliable to be published.
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