Other sales related occupations (NOC 6623)

About this job

This group includes workers:

  • who sell goods or services during home demonstrations or by telephone soliciting, retail exhibitions or street vending
  • who work in a wide range of retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturers, telemarketing companies and call centres
  • who may be self-employed
Common job titles
  • agent, catalogue sales / canvasser
  • agent, magazine subscription
  • demonstrator, retail
  • direct distributor / seller
  • personal shopper / comparison shopper
  • salesperson, door-to-door

Duties

Direct distributors

  • contact potential customers by phone or through personal contacts
  • demonstrate and sell products directly to individual customers or at sales parties
  • deliver purchased goods to customers

Door-to-door salespersons:

  • seek sales and sell merchandise to residents of private homes

Street vendors perform the following duties:

  • set up and display merchandise on sidewalks or at public events to sell to the public

Telephone solicitors:

  • contact businesses or private individuals, by telephone, to sell goods or services or conduct market surveys

Demonstrators:

  • arrange sales demonstration appointments,
  • show, describe and sell goods or services at wholesale, retail and industrial establishments, and at exhibitions, trade shows and private homes

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a controlled indoor environment.
  • Work also takes place outdoors in various outdoor weather conditions.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to related supervisory positions is possible with additional training or experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.