Cashiers operate cash registers, optical price scanners, computers or other equipment to record and accept payment for the purchase of goods, services and admissions. They are employed in stores, restaurants, theatres, recreational and sports establishments, currency exchange booths, government offices, business offices and other service, retail and wholesale establishments.
Cashiers perform some or all of the following duties:
Establish or identify price of goods, services or admission and tabulate total payment required using electronic or other cash register, optical price scanner or other equipment
Weigh produce and bulk foods
Receive and process payments by cash, cheque, credit card or automatic debit
Wrap or place merchandise in bags
Provide information to customers
Assist sports spectators and theatre patrons with seat selection
Calculate foreign currency exchange
Calculate total payments received at end of work shift and reconcile with total sales
Verify the age of customers when selling lottery tickets, alcohol or tobacco products
May accept reservations and take-out orders
May also stock shelves and clean check-out counter area.
Some secondary school education is usually required. High school diploma may be required by some employers.
A casino gaming licence may be required for cashiers working in gambling casinos.
Cashiers may progress to supervisory positions, such as head cashier, with additional training or experience.
Source Of Info:
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X