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How to Become a Building Caretaker in Canada

The job of a building caretaker will simply to manage and maintain a building, ensuring that the walls, ceilings, windows, and generally everything in the building are in good shape. Depending on what qualification you have and what type of building you will be caring for, you could be earning from $25,000 to $87,000 per year.

As a building caretaker, you are responsible for landscaping, cleaning, and planting services, among other requests from the property owners. You will work outdoors mostly, remove garbage from the property and its surrounding environment, give detailed reports to the property owner and sometimes the clients if there are changes to the property, you also responsible for removing snow and ice on the building when required, etc.

Those who work for private houses or buildings earn more than those in managing or maintaining a public building. If you can work in Canada as a building caretaker you can apply for this vacancy below. You must note that to work in Canada you must meet the requirements such as have a valid work permit and a valid job offer from a recognized employer in Canada.

Qualifications to Become a Caretaker in Canada

To become a building caretaker you don’t necessarily need to have any formal education or experience, however, have any/both of these qualities will be a bonus. You need to have other skills such as Landscaping Knowledge, Physical Fitness, Time Management Skills, Communication Skills, and you must be hardworking as well.

If you want to progress further in your career and reach the level of management or leadership within a property management company, then you have to complete high school and obtain a high school diploma.

You will also undergo some training on how to use some equipment and tools used for this job like learning how to safely operate powered lawn care tools like industrial mowers

Tools you will need for this Job

  • Lawn Care Tools – (lawnmowers, edgers, tree trimmers)
  • Seasonal Equipment – (snow and leaf blowers)
  • Standard Tools – (hammers, screwdrivers, saws, tape measurers)
  • Chemical Treatments – (de-icer, weed and pest control sprays)

Job requirements

Location: Shediac, NB

Salary: $13.25HOUR hourly for 40 hours per week

Terms of employment: Permanent employment Full time, Shift

Languages: English or French

Education: Secondary (high) school graduation certificate or equivalent experience

Experience: 1 to less than 7 months

Weight Handling

Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Work Setting

Religious organization; Commercial building; School or educational institution/establishment

Security and Safety

Criminal record check; Basic security clearance

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

Work under pressure; Repetitive tasks

Administrative and Coordination Skills

Perform safety and security checks

Janitors, Caretakers, and Building Superintendents Specific Skills

Wash windows, interior walls, and ceilings; Work with minimal supervision; Water and tend to plants, lawns, and/or gardens; Empty trash cans and other waste containers; Make adjustments and minor repairs to heating, cooling, ventilation, plumbing, and electrical systems, and contact tradespersons for major repairs; Clean snow and ice from walkways and parking areas

Personal Suitability

Initiative; Flexibility; Excellent oral communication; Dependability; Judgement; Reliability; Organized

How to Apply

By email
foodbankerlogistics@gmail.com

By phone
506-532-1147 Between 08:00 AM and 04:30 PM

By mail
40 Donat Ext street

Shediac, NB
E4P 2W4

In-person
40 Donat Ext street

Shediac, NB
E4P 2W4 Between 10:00 AM and 06:30 PM

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