Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum Not published
Median 16.73$
Maximum 20.00$
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
74,000
Skill level
Elemental (generally secondary studies uncompleted)

Occupation targeted by the Workplace Apprenticeship Program

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Nature of work

Light duty cleaners clean the lobbies, hallways, offices and rooms of hotels, motels, resorts, hospitals, schools, office and other buildings, and private residences. They are employed by hotels, motels, resorts, recreational facilities, hospitals and other institutions, building management companies, cleaning service companies and private individuals.

Main duties

  • Light duty cleaners perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Sweep, mop, wash, wax and polish floors
  • - Dust furniture and vacuum carpeting and area rugs, draperies and upholstered furniture
  • - Make beds, change sheets and distribute clean towels and toiletries
  • - Continued…
  • - Attend to guests' requests for extra supplies
  • - Stock linen closet and supplies area
  • - Clean, disinfect and polish kitchen and bathroom fixtures and appliances
  • - Clean and disinfect public areas such as changing rooms, showers and elevators
  • - Disinfect operating rooms and other hospital areas
  • - Pick up debris and empty trash containers
  • - Wash windows, walls and ceilings.
  • - Report and store lost and found items
  • - May provide basic information on facilities
  • - May handle complaints.

Employment requirements

  • * There are no specific education requirements for occupations in this unit group.
  • * Certification for housekeeping room attendants or similar certification may be required by some employers.

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