Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks, and Order Fillers

(NOC 6622)

in All Sales and Service

Store shelf stockers, clerks, and other fillers pack customers' purchases, price items, stock shelves with merchandise, and fill mail and telephone orders. They work for in retail shops like grocery, hardware, and department stores, and in warehouses.

Job Outlook

Good

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  • Estimate Strong growth employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 720 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2022

Compared to: All Sales and Service

  • Estimate 10325 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 17495 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “good”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is better than average when compared to other occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a fairly large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities occur fairly regularly. The number employed in this occupation is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, which will provide additional opportunities for employment. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks, and Other Order Fillers may either be working full-time or part-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs may either be permanent or temporary positions, as both are common.

The median employment income for 29% of Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks, and Other Order Fillers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $25,743. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$12.95

Minimum

$12.95

Median

$18.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$2,350

Minimum

$14,740

Median

$33,523

Maximum

Compared to: All Sales and Service

Hourly Pay

$12.55

Minimum

$18.36

Median

$22.50

Maximum

Annual Pay

$2,949

Minimum

$16,629

Median

$45,086

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Store shelf stockers, clerks, and other fillers pack customers' purchases, price items, stock shelves with merchandise, and fill mail and telephone orders. They work for in retail shops like grocery, hardware, and department stores, and in warehouses.

Job duties

Store shelf stockers and clerks:

  • Bag, box or parcel purchases for customers or for shipment or delivery to customers.
  • Carry customers' purchases to parking lot and pack in vehicles.
  • Unpack products received by store and count, weigh, or sort items.
  • Use barcode scanning equipment to record incoming stock, verify pricing, and maintain stock inventory.
  • Price items using stamp or stickers according to price list.
  • Attach protective devices to products to protect against shoplifting.
  • Stock shelves and display areas and keep stock clean and in order.
  • Fill mail orders from warehouse stock.
  • Find articles for customers from shelf or stockroom.
  • Direct customers to location of articles sought.
  • May sweep aisles, dust display racks, and perform other general cleaning duties.
  • May use cash register and computer for transactions.
  • May order stock.

Sample job titles

  • bag clerk
  • bakery assistant - food store
  • grocery clerk
  • grocery packer
  • produce clerk
  • retail shelf stocker
  • shelf stocker - supermarket
  • stock clerk - retail
  • supermarket clerk

Skills

  • You should have good health, physical stamina, and manual dexterity. You must also be able to work on your own and carry out instructions given by a supervisor.

Job requirements

  • Some high school education is usually required.

Other considerations

  • Workers in these jobs are expected to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

By the numbers

Quick look

4,890

employed in 2016

42.2%

employed full-time

0.8%

self employed

34.6%
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65.4%
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29.3

median age

Compared to: All Sales and Service

102,605

employed in 2016

56.4%

employed full-time

5.8%

self employed

60.1%
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39.9%
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37

median age

Where will I likely work?

43.7%

Halifax

$15,222 median annual income
19.5%

North Shore

$14,199 median annual income
13.7%

Cape Breton

$14,872 median annual income
11.6%

Annapolis Valley

$12,902 median annual income
11.5%

Southern

$15,548 median annual income

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

91.4%

Retail trade

4.3%

Wholesale trade

1.0%

Manufacturing

1.0%

Transportation and warehousing

0.8%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

What is the age of Employment?

42.0%

15-24

16.0%

25-34

15.0%

45-54

13.0%

55-64

10.0%

35-44

4.0%

65+

Compared to: All Sales and Service

30.0%

15-24

17.2%

45-54

17.2%

25-34

16.1%

55-64

13.8%

35-44

Top levels of education

49.7%

High school

$15,037 median annual income
25.7%

Less than high school

$8,345 median annual income
13.7%

College Diploma

$18,251 median annual income
5.9%

Trade Certification

$17,555 median annual income
4.3%

Bachelor

$16,878 median annual income

Compared to: All Sales and Service

39.8%

High school

$15,705 median annual income
19.7%

Less than high school

$9,866 median annual income
19.5%

College Diploma

$20,644 median annual income
9.9%

Bachelor

$21,262 median annual income
8.0%

Trade Certification

$21,234 median annual income

Education & training

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

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Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.