Retail Trade Supervisors

Unit Group 6211

Skill Type: Sales and Service Occupations

Type of work

Retail trade supervisors supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks (6421), Cashiers (6611), Grocery Clerks and Store Shelf Stockers (6622) and Other Elemental Sales Occupations (6623).

For the full and official description of this occupation according to the National Occupational Classification, visit the NOC site.

Examples of Occupational Titles

  • department store supervisor
  • head cashier
  • liquor store supervisor
  • produce department supervisor
  • rental service supervisor
  • route supervisor, retail sales
  • telemarketing supervisor

Outlook

Job prospects in this occupation are fair.

Statistics 6211 - Retail Trade Supervisors

Main Labour Market Indicators

In the following table, indicators such as the growth rate, yearly variation in employment, yearly attrition and total annual requirements are forecasts generated by economists from Service Canada, Quebec region. The data source for employment is Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey. The volumes of unemployment insurance beneficiaries come from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)’s administrative data. All of the data are rounded.

  Unit Group 6211 All occupations
Employment, average 2010-2012 39,450 3,951,050
Employment Insurance claimants in 2012 200 87,600
Average Annual Growth Rate 2013-2017 0.6% 0.8%
Annual Employment Variation 2013-2017 250 33,400
Annual Attrition 2013-2017 500 73,500
Total Annual Needs 2013-2017 750 106,900

Employment Distribution

The data from the following employment distribution tables come from Statistics Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey (NHS).

  Unit Group 6211 All occupations
Employment by Gender
Males 42.7% 51.9%
Females 57.3% 48.1%
Employment by Age
15 - 24 years 21.9% 13.3%
25 - 44 years 41.3% 42.7%
45 - 64 years 35.8% 41.1%
65 years and over 1.0% 2.8%
Employment by Status
Full-time 83.7% 81.2%
Part-time 16.3% 18.8%
Employment by Annual Income
Full-time, full-year 64.9% 54.8%
Annual Average Income $36,100 $50,300
$0 - $19,999 13.8% 13.3%
$20,000 - $49,999 68.1% 48.0%
$50,000 and over 18.2% 38.8%
Employment by Highest Level of Schooling
Less than high-school 16.4% 12.1%
High-school 34.3% 20.3%
Post-secondary 41.5% 44.2%
Bachelors 7.8% 23.4%
Others Employment Distribution
Self-employment 2.0% 10.7%
Immigration 10.4% 13.7%
Employment by Region
Region Unit Group 6211 All occupations
Abitibi-Témiscamingue 1.2% 1.8%
Bas-Saint-Laurent 1.7% 2.3%
Capitale-Nationale 8.7% 9.4%
Centre-du-Québec 2.4% 2.9%
Chaudière-Appalaches 4.3% 5.5%
Côte-Nord / Nord-du-Québec 1.6% 1.6%
Estrie 3.8% 3.8%
Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 0.8% 0.9%
Lanaudière 7.1% 6.1%
Laurentides 9.3% 7.3%
Laval 5.6% 5.2%
Mauricie 3.4% 3.0%
Montérégie 20.3% 19.2%
Montréal 21.9% 22.9%
Outaouais 4.3% 4.9%
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 3.6% 3.3%

Main Sectors of Employment

The data of the following table were prepared by economists from Service Canada, Quebec region. The data source is Statistics Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey (NHS).

Sector Unit Group 6211
Retail Trade 85.7%
- Food and Beverage Stores 40.1%
- General Merchandise Stores 12.2%
- Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 8.6%
- Health and Personal Care Stores 7.8%
- Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers 6.2%