Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6741  ·  Browse All Occupations

Dry cleaning and laundry machine operators operate machines to dry-clean or launder garments and other articles. Dry cleaning and laundry inspectors and assemblers check finished garments and other articles to ensure that they meet required standards for dry-cleaning, laundering and pressing, and assemble and bag finished garments and other articles. This unit group also includes workers who iron, press or otherwise finish garments and household articles. Workers in this unit group are employed in dry cleaning, laundry and fur cleaning establishments, and in the laundries of hotels, hospitals and other institutions.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Dry Cleaner
  • Assembler - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Bagger - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Blocker - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Checker - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Cleaner - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Cleaner And Presser - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Cleaning Machine Operator - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Clothes Presser - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Clothing Ironer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Curtain And Drapery Presser - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Drapery Cleaner
  • Drapery Cleaner - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Dry Cleaner
  • Dry Cleaner Helper
  • Dry Cleaning Machine Operator - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Dry Cleaning Machine Operator Helper
  • Dyer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Extractor Operator - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Feather Renovator
  • Finisher - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Flatwork Finisher - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Flatwork Folder - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Flatwork Ironer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Fluting Machine Operator - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Folder - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Folding Machine Tender - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Framer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Fur Cleaner - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Fur Glazer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Fur Ironer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Fur Ironer Glazer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Fur Ironing Machine Operator - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Fur Lining Presser - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Fur Lusterizer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Fur Steamer
  • Fur-drummer Machine Operator - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Garment Cleaner - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Garment Dyer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Hand Finisher - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Hand Fur Cleaner
  • Hand Ironer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Hand Presser - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Hand Washer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Hat Cleaner
  • Inspector - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Ironer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Launderer
  • Laundry Attendant
  • Laundry Finisher
  • Laundry Helper
  • Laundry Labourer
  • Laundry Machine Operator
  • Laundry Worker
  • Leather Cleaner - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Leather Finisher - Dry Cleaning
  • Leather Or Suede Sprayer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Machine Fur Cleaner
  • Machine Operator - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Machine Presser - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Machine Washer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Marker - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Packager - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Patcher - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Patching Machine Operator - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Pleat Finisher - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Pleat Presser - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Presser - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Pressing Machine Tender - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Shirt Finisher - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Shirt Folder - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Shirt Presser - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Shirt-folding Machine Operator - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Silk Finisher - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Spotter - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Stain Remover
  • Steam Finisher - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Steam Press Operator - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Steam Presser - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Steam Tunnel Operator - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Stretcher Dryer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Suede Cleaner - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Tagger - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Tumble Dryer Tender - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Velvet Steamer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Washing Machine Extractor Operator - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Washing Machine Extractor Tender - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Washing Machine Operator - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Wrapper - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Assembler - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Bagger - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Drapery Cleaner
  • Dry Cleaner
  • Dyer - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Finisher - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Fur Cleaner - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Hand Finisher - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Inspector - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Machine Operator
  • Laundry Worker
  • Leather Cleaner - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Presser - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Pressing Machine Tender - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Silk Finisher - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Steam Finisher - Laundry And Dry Cleaning
  • Suede Cleaner - Laundry And Dry Cleaning

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $19,641
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $31,052
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $26,220
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations.

Sex Median Income
Male $31,496
Female $33,041
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 10
25 to 34 years 40
35 to 44 years 30
45 to 54 years 70
55 to 64 years 80
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 245
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Industry

This chart outlines regional employment participation by industry for dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated industry, or refer to the table below.

Industry Employed Individuals
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0
Utilities 0
Construction 0
Manufacturing 0
Wholesale trade 0
Retail trade 0
Transportation and warehousing 0
Information and cultural industries 0
Finance and insurance 0
Real estate and rental and leasing 0
Professional, scientific and technical services 0
Management of companies and enterprises 0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 0
Educational services 0
Health care and social assistance 60
Arts, entertainment and recreation 25
Accommodation and food services 0
Other services 145
Public administration 0
Not Applicable 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 110
Part Time 140
Total 250
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 55
Female 190
Total 250
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 235
Self Employed 15
Total 250
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 245
Unemployed 0
Total 245
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 65
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 130
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 15
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 35
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 10
Total 250
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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