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Job trends Canada – Sales Supervisors

Posted on September 30, 2020
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Retail sales supervisors supervise workers such as:

  • Retail salespersons
  • Cashiers
  • Store shelf stockers
  • Clerks and order fillers
  • Other sales related occupations

They are hired by stores and other retail businesses, wholesale businesses, rental service establishments and businesses involved in telemarketing.

Job prospects for sales supervisors in Canada

Sales Supervisor -NOC 6211

All jobs available in the labour market in Canada are classified as per the National Classification Code (NOC). Each of the occupation groups has a unique 4-digit NOC code assigned.

In Canada, an individual working in an occupation with NOC 6211 can expect to earn somewhere between CAD 13.75/hour and CAD 30.00/hour.

The median or average wage for this profession is CAD 18.56 dollars per hour and the maximum wages for this profession is in the Canadian province of British Columbia where the median wage is CAD 20.76 per hour.

Prevailing Hourly wages for NOC 6211 in Canada
Low Median High
CANADA 13.75 18.56 30.00
Province/ Territory Low Median High
Alberta 15.00 20.00 30.29
British Columbia 15.20 20.76 31.25
Manitoba 12.50 19.00 28.85
New Brunswick 12.25 17.52 26.44
Newfoundland and Labrador 12.50 16.92 26.67
Northwest Territories N/A N/A N/A
Nova Scotia 12.95 15.75 26.92
Nunavut N/A N/A N/A
Ontario 14.25 18.27 31.25
Prince Edward Island 13.00 16.00 25.97
Quebec 13.50 17.00 28.75
Saskatchewan 13.00 20.00 31.98
Yukon N/A N/A N/A



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Skills/Knowledge required for NOC 6211 in Canada

Generally, the following skills and knowledge will be required for working in Canada as a retail sales supervisor –

Skills Management ·         Coordinating and organizing

·         Recruiting and hiring

·         Supervising

Analysis Analyzing information


·         Promoting and selling

·         Teaching and training

Information handling Processing information
Knowledge Business, finance and management ·         Client service

·         Sales

Essential skills ·         Reading

·         Document use

·         Writing

·         Numeracy

·         Oral communication

·         Thinking

·         Digital technology 

Other essential skills ·         Working with others

·         Continuous learning

3-year job prospect-The job prospect in the next three years for retail sales supervisors is good in most provinces of Canada.

Future job prospects for NOC 6211 in Canada, by province and territory.

Job prospects Location in Canada
Good ·         British Columbia

·         Manitoba

·         New Brunswick

·         Northwest Territories

·         Nova Scotia

·         Nunavut

·         Quebec

·         Saskatchewan

·         Yukon

Fair ·         Alberta

·         Newfoundland and Labrador

·         Ontario

·         Prince Edward Island



10-year predictions

For sales supervisors, new job openings over the period between 2019-2028 is expected to be 78,600, while 83,400 new job seekers will be available to fill them.

Job openings and job seekers are expected to be at relatively similar levels over the next few years and the balance between labor supply and demand is expected to continue till 2028.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school education is required.
  • Previous retail sales experience as a retail salesperson or sales clerk, cashier, telemarketer, door-to-door salesperson or rental agent is necessary.

License requirements

Sales supervisors require a certification from a regulatory authority before they start working in Quebec. The details are as per the table below:

Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Québec Supervisor (retail) Regulated Emploi Québec

Responsibilities of a sales supervisor

  • Supervising and managing the employees of distribution and cashiers
  • Assigning assignments to sales staff and planning work schedules
  • Authorize purchases and merchandise returns
  • Solve problems that can occur, including demands from consumers, concerns and shortages of supply
  • Maintain specific inventory and order merchandise
  • Preparation of information on sales amounts, merchandising and staffing problems
  • If appropriate, they can perform key holding and management tasks, such as opening and closing the shop, handling escalated complaints, designing and implementing marketing strategies, and signing deliveries.

Permanent residence in Canada can be acquired through — the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP], the Express Entry system, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot [RNIP], the Atlantic Immigration Pilot [AIP], Agri-Food Pilot [AFP], Quebec-selected skilled workers, Family sponsorship, the Start-Up visa, Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident pathway etc.

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