Other Sales Related Workers

(NOC 6623)

in All Sales and Service

This group includes workers who sell goods or services during home demonstrations or by telephone soliciting, retail exhibitions, or street vending. They work for a wide range of retail and wholesale companies, manufacturers, telemarketing companies and call centres, or they may be self-employed.

Job Outlook

average

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  • Estimate Moderate growth employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 75 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate Moderate 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 “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia so some job opportunities may occur through turnover. 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. Other Sales Related Workers may either be working full-time or part-time hours.

Hourly Pay

$13.35

Minimum

$13.60

Median

$21.63

Maximum

Annual Pay

$484

Minimum

$11,277

Median

$41,558

Maximum

Compared to: All Sales and Service

Hourly Pay

$12.95

Minimum

$15.00

Median

$25.60

Maximum

Annual Pay

$2,949

Minimum

$16,629

Median

$45,086

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

This group includes workers who sell goods or services during home demonstrations or by telephone soliciting, retail exhibitions, or street vending. They work for a wide range of retail and wholesale companies, manufacturers, telemarketing companies and call centres, or they may be self-employed.

Job duties

Direct distributors:

  • Contact potential customers by phone or through personal contacts.
  • Demonstrate and sell products directly to individual customers or at sales parties.
  • Deliver purchased goods to customers.

Door-to-door salespersons:

  • Solicit sales and sell merchandise to residents of private homes.

Street vendors:

  • Set up and display merchandise on sidewalks or at public events to sell to the public.

Telephone solicitors and telemarketers:

  • Contact businesses or private individuals, by telephone, to solicit sales for goods or services.

Demonstrators:

  • Arrange sales demonstration appointments, and show, describe and sell goods or services at wholesale, retail, and industrial businesses, and at exhibitions, trade shows and private homes.

Sample job titles

  • canvasser - retail
  • demonstrator - retail
  • direct distributor - retail
  • direct seller
  • door-to-door salesperson
  • personal shopper
  • telemarketer
  • telephone salesperson
  • vendor

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. High school graduation may be required by some employers.
  • Self-employed street vendors and door-to-door salespersons may require a municipal merchant's permit.

Other considerations

  • Work in these jobs tends to be seasonal, with employment levels peaking in the summer months. Employees are typically expected to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Progression to related supervisory positions is possible with additional training or experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

1,140

employed in 2016

54.1%

employed full-time

21.8%

self employed

68.6%
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31.4%
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37.5

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?

49.8%

Halifax

$12,498 median annual income
22.9%

Cape Breton

$13,394 median annual income
10.8%

Annapolis Valley

$5,799 median annual income
8.7%

Southern

$6,188 median annual income
7.8%

North Shore

$5,064 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

43.4%

Retail trade

29.5%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

9.0%

Professional, scientific and technical services

3.0%

Information and cultural industries

2.4%

Arts, entertainment and recreation

What is the age of Employment?

23.0%

25-34

21.0%

15-24

21.0%

35-44

15.0%

55-64

12.0%

45-54

8.0%

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

44.7%

High school

$11,936 median annual income
19.7%

College Diploma

$10,577 median annual income
16.2%

Bachelor

$22,668 median annual income
9.6%

Less than high school

$4,692 median annual income
6.6%

Trade Certification

$10,042 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.