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6623 – Other sales related occupations

Workers in other sales related occupations sell goods or services during home demonstrations or by telephone soliciting, retail exhibitions or street vending. They are employed by a wide range of retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturers, telemarketing companies and call centres, or they may be self-employed.


Example titles

  • Canvasser - retail
  • Demonstrator - retail
  • Direct distributor - retail
  • Door-to-door salesperson
  • Home demonstrator - retail
  • Street vendor
  • Telemarketer
  • Telephone solicitor

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
    Direct distributors
    • Contact potential customers by phone or through personal contacts, demonstrate and sell products directly to individual customers or at sales parties and 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.
    • Arrange sales demonstration appointments, and show, describe and sell goods or services at wholesale, retail and industrial establishments, and at exhibitions, trade shows and private homes.

Employment requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required. A high school diploma may be required by some employers.
  • Self-employed street vendors and door-to-door salespersons may require a municipal merchant's permit.

Additional information

  • Progression to related supervisory positions is possible with additional training or experience.


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
6 – Sales and service occupations
Skill level
D – On-the-job training is usually provided for occupations.
Major group
66 – Sales support occupations
Minor group
662 – Other sales support and related occupations
Associated Career Handbook profiles
6623.1 – Direct distributors 6623.2 – Door-to-door salespersons 6623.3 – Street vendors 6623.4 – Telephone solicitors and telemarketers 6623.5 – Demonstrators
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