Elementary cleaning occupations n.e.c.


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Average Weekly Hours

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Unemployment Rate

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Workers in this unit group perform elementary cleansing service occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 923: Elementary Cleaning Occupations.


No formal academic qualifications are required. Training may be provided on-the-job.

Typical tasks

  • selects appropriate brush head, pushes it through flue or chimney and collects soot and other dislodged deposits from flue or chimney with brush or vacuum equipment;
  • cleans toilets, washrooms, rest rooms and other similar amenities;
  • replenishes supplies of soap, toilet paper and towels;
  • reports acts of vandalism and any defects in sanitary equipment;
  • completes worksheets to note the date and time that amenities were last cleaned.

Common job titles

Cleaner, flue
Cleaner, drain
Attendant, room, ladies'
Man, service, carriage
Orderly, sanitary
Attendant, sanitary
Attendant, amenity
Cleaner, toilet
Sweep, chimney
Attendant, block, amenity
Attendant, cleansing
Sweeper, chimney
Attendant (local government)
Cleaner, chimney
Attendant, lavatory
Cleaner, hygiene
Attendant, toilet
Attendant, room, wash