Job requirements Retail Salesperson in Canada
Find out what you typically need to work as a retail salesperson in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Retail salespersons (NOC 6421).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- Completion of secondary school may be required.
- A university degree or college diploma may be required by some employers.
- Specific subject matter courses or training may be required.
- Demonstrated sales ability and product knowledge are usually required for retail salespersons who sell complex or valuable merchandise, such as automobiles, antiques or computers.
Professional certification and licensing
You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|British Columbia||Motor Vehicle Salesperson||Regulated||Vehicle Sales Authority of British Columbia|
|Ontario||Hardware||Regulated||Ontario College of Trades|
|Lumber And Building Materials Retailer||Regulated||Ontario College of Trades|
|Motor Vehicle Saleperson||Regulated||Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council|
Do you want to work in another province or territory?
If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.
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