Light Duty Cleaners

NOC 6731


Light duty cleaners clean lobbies, hallways, offices and rooms of hotels, motels, resorts, hospitals, schools, office 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.


  • 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
  • Attend to guests’ requests for extra supplies
  • Stock linen closets and other supplies’ areas
  • 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.

Other Titles

  • hospital cleaner
  • hotel cleaner
  • sweeper
  • office cleaner
  • cleaner
  • housekeeping room attendant
  • housekeeping aide
  • house cleaner

(Government of Canada National Occupation Classification)


  • Physical stamina
  • Multi-tasking
  • Attention to detail
  • Verbal communication
  • Able to work independently
  • Organization
  • Time management

Education/Training Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

  • Not required

Post-secondary diploma/degree

  • Not required


  • Certification for housekeeping room attendants or similar certification may be required by some employers

Potential Earnings in Durham Region

The average and median wages and salaries for individuals employed as light duty cleaners are as follows. Place of Residence (POR) is defined as individuals who reside within the Durham Region. Place of Work (POW) is defined as individuals who are employed within the Durham Region.

Median Wages and Salaries (POW) Average Wages and Salaries (POW) Median Wages and Salaries (POR) Average Wages and Salaries (POR)
$14,602 $20,587 $20,513 $20,731

Employment Prospects

Industry (NAICS) Jobs in Durham Region (POW) Durham Region Residents Employed (POR)
6230 Nursing and residential care facilities 170 190

(Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 2016 data in Durham Workforce Authority’s 2017 Sector Report)

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