Cleaning up: As corporate profit rebounds, businesses will be better able to afford cleaning services, promoting growth

The Janitorial Services industry in Canada is expected to experience slow growth over the five years to 2017. Despite promising performance early on in the period, more recently, the Canadian economy has faced significant headwinds, as rampant declines in the global prices of crude oil and other commodities slowed commercial and residential development across Canada. This, in turn, is expected to depress demand for janitorial services. Over the five years to 2022, new business growth and a projected rise in the value of nonresidential construction will broaden operators' potential customer base and increase the floor space available for more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • New business growth and rising nonresidential construction will broaden operators’ potential customer base
  • Rising demand has required operators to hire more workers, because cleaning is labour intensive
  • Renewed expansion in corporate profit will allow businesses to more readily afford cleaning services
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Janitorial Services industry in Canada has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, operators spend $0.01 on capital. This level has remained stable over the five years to 2017 due to the labour-intensive nature of the Janitorial Services industry in Canada. Nevertheless, industry operators' capital expenditures include purchases of depreciable cleaning equipment such as vacuum cleaners and floor polishers. Operators must also invest in other capital equipment, such as computers and vehicles; a vehicle is the largest capital expense for many small industry operators, as janitorial work is predominantly done at a client's location...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Janitorial Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Janitorial Services Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Being part of a franchising chain
  • Ability to alter mix of inputs in line with cost
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Value of nonresidential construction in the Janitorial Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Janitorial Services Industry?

    Industry operators clean windows and the interior spaces of buildings and transportation equipment. Common industry activities include cleaning residential buildings, offices, retail complexes, industrial buildings, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, government buildings and commercial aircraft.

    Industry Products
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Other bundled commercial services
  • Residential cleaning
  • Damage restoration cleaning
  • Industry Activities
  • Cleaning residential buildings
  • Cleaning windows
  • Providing aircraft janitorial services
  • Cleaning nonresidential buildings
  • Cleaning government buildings
  • Cleaning and sanitizing restrooms
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of businesses
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Corporate profit
  • Number of households earning $100K or more

  • Current Performance
  • Demand factors
  • Fragmented industry structure
  • Green services
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Business, building and budget expansion
  • Profit limitations
  • Table: Janitorial Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Janitorial Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores in Canada
  • Hospitals in Canada
  • Public Administration in Canada
  • Public Schools in Canada
  • Private Schools in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Wholesaling in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Other bundled commercial services
  • Residential cleaning
  • Damage restoration cleaning
  • Chart: Janitorial Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Demand from businesses
  • Demand from the public sector
  • Demand from households

  • Major Markets
  • Office buildings
  • Educational facilities
  • Retail complexes
  • Residences
  • Government facilities (noneducational)
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Manufacturing and wholesaling facilities
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Janitorial Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation, rent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Janitorial Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Janitorial Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Janitorial Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Janitorial Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • No. of Businesses (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Competitive Bidding
  • Most cleaning contracts are won through a competitive bidding process in which industry operators present the scope, terms and conditions of their service along with a price.
  • Franchising
  • Franchising is a business model through which a party (franchisee) acquires a licence from a franchisor to provide services under the franchisor's brand name.
  • Green Cleaning
  • Cleaning processes that benefit building occupants' health and use chemicals that have a minimal impact on the environment.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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