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Working in the COVID 19 Environment – Cleaning


Employment & Learning

YWCA Saskatoon’s Employment and Learning Centre remains closed for in-person programs in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  We will continue to provide remote services via email, telephone, and social media (Facebook).

We believe it is important to maintain your job search momentum. As such the Employment and Learning Centre will offer you daily job search advice and support that you can complete from home.

Today’s post is another post in the series….

It is fair to say that the people’s top priority during the COVID – 19 pandemic should be ensuring that you and your family remain safe.  However, if you are available to work, there are many ways to contribute to Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 response.  This article is the second in a series that will discuss opportunities within the COVID-19 environment.  Some opportunities may be temporary or survival jobs, but they do pay and may lead to further opportunities down the road.

The Public Health Agency of Canada provides guidance on cleaning and disinfecting of public settings, including schools, universities, public libraries, museums, public transit, communal residences and workplaces during COVID-19.  For example, the Agency advises:

  • Surfaces frequently touched with hands are most likely to be contaminated. These include doorknobs, handrails, elevator buttons, light switches, cabinet handles, faucet handles, tables, countertops, and electronics.
  • When cleaning public spaces, choose products that clean and disinfect all at once (e.g. premixed store-bought disinfectant cleaning solutions and/or wipes when available).
  • Operators of community settings should develop or review protocols and procedures for cleaning public spaces. This will help determine where improvements or additional cleaning may be needed.

Please see below for a link to the Public Health Agency:

With these enhanced protocols it is only natural that there will be job opportunities in the area of cleaning, building maintenance/management, and the supply of cleaning and safety products.

Below is a list of links to employers in the field that are hiring:


Schaan Healthcare Products Inc.:

Western CML Cleaners:

Drake Pres-Sure Clean:

Elmwood Residences Ltd:

Living Shine Janitorial:

Timbercreek Communities:

Bold Growth Inc.:

Done Right Commercial Cleaning Inc.:

Your Employment and Learning staff are working remotely through email or over the telephone.  Should you have any questions about resumes, job interviews, job interview questions, how to prepare, or how to answer those difficult questions, feel free to contact any of your Employment and Learning staff for support.  You can reach us at:

Stay motivated; stay healthy as you achieve your employment goals.