Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents

(NOC 6663)


Certain types of cleaners may need a high school diploma.

To be a light and specialized cleaner, you do not need any formal education. You usually receive on-the-job training and may need experience in specialized cleaning activities. For some employers, you may need certification for housekeeping room attendants or similar certification.

To be a janitor, caretaker or building superintendent, you may need previous cleaning/maintenance experience. To be a building superintendent, you may need a journeyman/woman certificate in one of more of the trades or a building operator certificate.

With additional training/experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor.

Many recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 1 in 5 has a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma

Useful Experience/Skills

Dealing with the public
Following directions
Customer service
Physical work

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Family Studies and/or Industrial Arts

Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Building Superintendence and Repair Certificate; Co-op
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Modified on April 07, 2022