Light duty cleaners (NOC 6731)

About this job

Light duty cleaners:

  • clean the lobbies, hallways, offices and rooms of hotels, motels, resorts, hospitals, schools, office and other buildings and private residences
  • work for hotels, motels, resorts, recreational facilities, hospitals and other institutions, building management companies, cleaning service companies and private individuals
Common job titles
  • charworker
  • cleaner, home - domestic maid
  • clean-up crew
  • environmental service worker (ESW) - hospital


Light duty cleaners perform some or all of the following duties:

  • sweep, mop, wash, wax and polish floors
  • dust furniture and vacuum carpeting and area rugs, draperies and upholstered furniture
  • make beds, change sheets and distribute clean towels and toiletries
  • attend to guests' requests for extra supplies
  • stock linen closet and supplies area
  • clean, disinfect and polish kitchen and bathroom fixtures and appliances
  • clean and disinfect public areas such as changing rooms, showers and elevators
  • disinfect operating rooms and other hospital areas
  • pick up debris and empty trash containers
  • wash windows, walls and ceilings
  • report and store lost and found items
  • may provide basic information on facilities
  • may handle complaints

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.
  • Toxic, intense or prolonged odours may be present in the workplace.
  • Work involves contact with water or other liquids.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.