Cleaning supervisors (NOC 6315)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Cleaning supervisors oversee and coordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups:

Cleaning supervisors work for:

  • hospitals and other health-care institutions
  • hotels and motels
  • schools and other educational institutions
  • commercial and industrial establishments
  • home and office cleaning establishments
  • various specialized cleaning companies
Common job titles
  • building maintenance
  • custodian - cleaning services
  • head caretaker / custodian / janitor
  • housekeeping / chambermaids


Cleaning supervisors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • supervise and coordinate the work of light duty, industrial or specialized cleaners and janitors
  • inspect sites or facilities to make sure established safety and cleanliness standards are met
  • recommend or arrange for additional services required such as painting, repair work, renovations or replacement of furnishings and equipment
  • hire and train cleaning staff
  • prepare work schedule and coordinate activities with those of other departments
  • prepare budget, estimate costs and keep financial records
  • receive payment for specialized cleaning jobs
  • may perform certain cleaning duties

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a normal indoor environment.
  • The workplace may contain strong or toxic odours.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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Additional resources

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