Important Notice

To find information about the COVID-19 virus, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada's website.

We are working hard to update the information for first priority services in our database. To find a list of resources with confirmed COVID-19 related closures or notices, click here.

[ Browse by Service Category : Occupations : Sub-Topics of Service Occupations (10) ]

Barbering/Cosmetology Occupations

Individuals such as manicurists and pedicurists, shampooers, skin care specialists and other personal appearance workers who help people look neat and well-groomed.

[ View Programs and Services (2) ]

Building/Grounds Maintenance Occupations

Individuals who are responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of building interiors and/or the maintenance of lawns, gardens and other grounds. While most are employed by establishments, some also provide specialized services such as carpet cleaning and window washing for private households.

[ View Programs and Services (1) ]

Food/Beverage Related Service Occupations

Individuals who work in restaurants, cafeterias, hotel dining rooms, cocktail lounges, bars and other establishments that serve food and/or drinks; or in establishments such as bakeries or meat markets which prepare and sell food to consumers.

[ View Programs and Services (1) ]

Personal Care Aides

Individuals who assist older adults, people who are ill or people with disabilities to live in their own homes or in residential care facilities instead of in a health facility. Most personal care aides work with clients who need more extensive personal and home care than family or friends can provide. Some aides work with families in which a parent is incapacitated and small children need care. Others help discharged hospital patients who have relatively short-term needs. They provide housekeeping and routine personal care services. They clean clients' houses, do laundry and change bed linens. Aides may plan meals (including special diets), shop for food and cook. They may also help clients move from bed, bathe, dress and groom. Some accompany clients outside the home serving as a guide and companion.

[ View Programs and Services (2) ]

Sex Trade Workers

Men and women who are employed in the provision of sexual acts, and other activities designed specifically for sexual stimulation. Included are prostitutes, strippers, phone sex workers, live website sex performers and adult video performers.

[ View Programs and Services (4) ]

Travel Industry Service Occupations

Individuals who provide personal services which facilitate the ability of people to travel, handle their baggage, ensure their safety and comfort or enrich their experience of a particular area or place of interest by sharing their knowledge and experience.

[ View Programs and Services (1) ]

The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.

Please Note: Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this database is accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive. The Community Information Centre of Ottawa (CIC) cannot assume liability resulting from errors or omissions. Inclusion of a programme or service does not imply endorsement, nor does omission reflect on the contribution that an organization makes in a community. The reader should verify the information before acting on it.

This Site is linked to other websites that are not under the control of and are not maintained by the Community Information Centre of Ottawa (CIC). The CIC is not responsible for the content of those websites. The CIC is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link to such websites does not imply endorsement by the CIC of those websites. Anyone linking to this site must comply with these Terms and all applicable laws.