Cashiers record and receive payments for the purchase of goods, services or admission from customers in stores, restaurants, business offices, tourist attractions and theatres, as well as other retail and wholesale establishments.


  • A high school diploma is preferred, although some students work as cashiers while they attend school.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will have sustained increases in employment over the next few years, peaking in 2017. Subsequently, employment growth will level out, but the new employment opportunities will continue into the future.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 91.8% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 29.4% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 24.4% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 45.9% live in other communities. About 91.8% are employed in the Retail Trade industry and 2.5% in the Construction sector.