Job prospects Cashier near Longueuil (QC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Cashiers near Longueuil (QC). These trends also apply to people working as a cashier.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Cashiers (NOC 6611) in the Montérégie region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Although no specific academic training is needed to enter this occupation, a high school diploma may be required by some employers However, most of them offer on-the-job training. Autonomy, the ability to work under pressure, a client-centered approach, bilingualism, as well as the ability to become familiar with the computer system in place are the assets most often sought.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the factors that influence retail trade and consumption patterns. The climate of strong competition in retail favors some banners that are expanding, while it penalizes others who have to close their less profitable branches. The growth of online commerce also seems to affect the industry and transform the business environment. However, although consumers are increasingly shopping online for product and price comparisons, they still appreciate the in-store purchase, given the ease of return of merchandise in case of dissatisfaction.

Here are some key facts about Cashiers in the Montérégie region:

  • Approximately 13,960 people work in this occupation.
  • Cashiers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 77%
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 17%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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