Job prospects Cashier in the Ottawa Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Cashiers in the Ottawa Region. 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

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities may vary depending on the time of the year.

Individuals who are fluent in English and French will have improved employment prospects.

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

  • Approximately 12,740 people work in this occupation.
  • Cashiers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 72%
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 22%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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