Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4412  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Home support workers provide personal care and companionship for seniors, persons with disabilities and convalescent clients. Care is provided within the client’s residence, in which the home support worker may also reside. They are employed by home care and support agencies, private households, or they may be self-employed. Housekeepers perform housekeeping and other home management duties in private households and other non-institutional, residential settings.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Attendant For Persons With A Visual Impairment - Home Care
  • Attendant For Persons With Disabilities - Home Care
  • Client Care Attendant - Home Care
  • Companion
  • Domestic Housekeeper
  • Doula
  • Family Caregiver
  • Family Worker - Home Care
  • Home Health Care Worker
  • Home Support Attendant
  • Home Support Worker
  • Home Visitor - Infant Care
  • Home-care Worker
  • Homemaker
  • Housekeeper
  • Live-in Caregiver - Persons With Disabilities
  • Live-in Caregiver - Seniors
  • Live-in Housekeeper
  • Personal Aide - Home Support
  • Personal Assistant - Home Care
  • Personal Care Aide - Home Care
  • Personal Care Attendant - Home Care
  • Personal Care Provider - Home Care
  • Personal Support Aide - Home Aide
  • Personal Support Worker - Home Support
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Respite Worker - Home Support
  • Teaching Homemaker
  • Visiting Homemaker
  • Attendant For Persons With Disabilities - Home Care
  • Family Caregiver
  • Home Support Worker
  • Housekeeper
  • Live-in Caregiver - Seniors
  • Personal Aide - Home Support
  • Personal Care Attendant - Home Care
  • Respite Worker - Home Support
  • Doula
  • Home Visitor - Infant Care
  • Personnel Aide
  • Home Support
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Care Giver
  • Caregiver
  • PSW
  • Home Helpers
  • Home Care
  • CYW/DSW
  • Development Support Worker

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $14,060
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $23,962
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $25,197
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $24,385
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $15,762
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $23,576
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 Gender

The following table details median income by gender for home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations.

Gender Median Income
Male $23,576
Female $24,769
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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Extracted Salary Information (501 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations.

$0.00
Lowest Observed
$87,750.00
Highest Observed
$35,100.00
25th Percentile
$40,035.57
Average
$39,000.00
Median
$44,850.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 120
25 to 34 years 270
35 to 44 years 345
45 to 54 years 405
55 to 64 years 335
65 to 74 years 80
75 years and over 0
Total 1,555
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 home support workers, housekeepers 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 970
Part Time 555
Total 1,525
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 Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 110
Female 1,415
Total 1,525
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 home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 1,365
Self Employed 190
Total 1,555
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 home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 1,465
Unemployed 90
Total 1,555
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 home support workers, housekeepers 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 115
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 270
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 100
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 820
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 25
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 195
Total 1,525
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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