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Franchise Canada explores cleaning franchises across the country that provide residential and commercial janitorial services

Over the past year, the world has become more aware of germs and cleanliness than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced its own changes and challenges to how people’s personal and professional lives operate, but among the most significant is the emphasis on keeping Canadians safe from the virus. 

With an increased focus on the importance of cleanliness, this put cleaning service franchises at the top of mind for many homeowners and business owners who want to protect their families and employees. The cleaning industry is now operating at a distinct advantage in a recession-proof industry while providing services that Canadians will always want and need for the residential and commercial spaces that they spend much of their time in.

Here, you’ll meet franchises that provide maid and cleaning services for homes, as well as janitorial services for commercial environments. With a variety of offerings including work-from-home opportunities, extensive training and ongoing support, and the opportunity to own more than one franchise, you’ll learn what sets each brand apart and how it can fit into your cleanliness loving lifestyle. 

Anago Cleaning Systems

Anago Cleaning Systems offers disinfection and sanitization, deep cleaning, and terminal cleans on facilities including auto dealerships, apartment buildings, retail establishments, educational facilities, restaurants, fitness centres, and more.

Anago is currently offering master and unit franchises across the country, with master agreements providing exclusive development rights to sell janitorial or unit franchises in a specific territory. Master franchisees are in the sales and marketing business and sell cleaning contracts, assigning them within the territory to unit franchisees, who provide cleaning services only. Unit franchisees pay fees to master franchisees for their cleaning contracts that provide services including sourcing clients, handling invoices and collections, and providing insurance protection.

City Wide Facility Solutions of Canada

City Wide is a business-to-business franchise concept that operates in a recession-resistant industry across Canada and the U.S. The brand manages more than 20 different building maintenance services on commercial properties including janitorial, lawn and landscaping, handyman services, and security. Deemed an essential service, City Wide offers a repeat revenue stream and continuous source of cash flow.

Franchise partners join a $100 billion industry with a $4.7 million average unit volume in the City Wide franchise network and a $10 million average top quartile. The brand offers online training and coaching to prepare for in-person training, as well as two weeks in classroom with hands-on training, and ongoing business coaching.

Jani-King Canada

Jani-King is one of the world’s largest commercial cleaning franchise organizations. Founded in 1969, Jani-King has more than 9,000 franchisees in 10 countries worldwide and over 120 Regional Support Centres. Jani-King Franchise Owners specialize in providing commercial cleaning and disinfection services to tens of thousands of customers worldwide.

Jani-King offers two franchise opportunities across Canada. Investing in a unit franchise offers training in all aspects of commercial cleaning, as well as support services regarding customer service, invoicing, administration, monthly reports, and more. With a master franchise agreement, franchise partners are given exclusive rights to a territory and are responsible to recruit new franchise partners and open a local support office for that regional area. 

JDI Cleaning Systems Inc

JDI Cleaning Systems was founded in 1992 and today has more than 140 franchise locations across Ontario. The brand offers disinfection, commercial cleaning, office cleaning, and janitorial services in spaces including factories, medical facilities, retail stores, warehouses, schools and daycares, shopping malls, and more.

Franchisees with JDI Cleaning Systems are offered a local franchise program to help get business sales started, while guaranteeing an income from cleaning contracts. JDI also provides the CAP Management Program that addresses six key elements of business success, and ongoing training that focuses on business and marketing support,  sales support, technical training and advice, and a proven partnership.


MaidPro provides home cleaning services using small one- or two-person cleaning teams, professional-grade cleaning supplies, a detailed cleaning checklist, and more benefits for customers. Cleaning services will always be in demand and allow the flexibility of free nights and weekends, and less overhead costs with no inventory or perishable food to keep in stock.

Franchisees with MaidPro are provided quick and substantial growth opportunities, with a comfortable work-life balance. The franchise offers state-of-the-art software, creative marketing strategies, an established brand name, and a proven business strategy. Franchisees benefit from low start-up costs, manageable hours, and recurring revenue.

Master Care Janitorial and Facility Services Inc.

With 40 years of experience in commercial building cleaning, Master Care performs cleaning and disinfecting on janitorial offices, floors and carpets, post-construction sites, schools, strata building maintenance, and more residential and commercial spaces across the country.

Franchisees are provided training, competitive pricing, and full customer support, along with decades of commercial building cleaning experience. Master Care is seeking associate master franchises for metropolitan areas or is looking to convert existing janitorial companies to the Master Care system. This would increase profitability and cash flow for brands, while solving labour problems and employee turnover.

Merry Maids of Canada

Delivering Home Cleaning You Can See and Feel since 1979 – Merry Maids provides weekly, biweekly, and monthly cleaning services, as well as one-time cleaning, spring cleaning, move-in and move-out cleaning, and new enhanced disinfection services formulated during the Pandemic. Since their earliest days, Merry Maids has put customer satisfaction at the forefront of their services.

Franchisees with Merry Maids receive support in training, management systems, employee hiring, scheduling service, and the brand’s exclusive Buddy System, and much more. As part of their family, you’ll have the independence of owning your own business while being supported by a brand with national recognition.

Mint Maids

With a new and fresh twist to the home cleaning industry, Mint Maids leveraged technology to create a system that meets the needs of business owners and their clients. The online booking system was created to accommodate clients’ busy lives, eliminating the need for an in-home consultation, booking service over the phone, or waiting for a quote, since everything is done online within 60 seconds or less.

Mint Maids offers franchisees a work-from-home lifestyle that allows them to enjoy a work-life balance while owning a business in a growing industry. The brand uses quick online booking for clients and real-time online scheduling for cleaning technicians, creating an efficient operations system for franchisees and their employees.

MOLLY MAID Canada Inc.

MOLLY MAID has been the number one maid service company in Canada since 1979, providing ongoing, one-time, seasonal, move-in and move-out, apartment and condo, and senior support cleaning services for clients. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the brand also introduced the Healthy Home Cleaning System that features guidelines including physical distancing, solo cleans, PPE, disinfecting, health checks, and more.

Franchising with MOLLY MAID provides a low-risk investment opportunity in a high-growth and recession-resistant industry. Franchisees receive market-leading brand awareness, business management software, marketing programs, human resource tools, and an experienced head office team to help the business succeed.

ServiceMaster Clean

Changing the lives of entrepreneurs just like yourself for more than 70 years. Incorporated in 1947 and then in 1952, it became one of America’s first franchised businesses. Now, ServiceMaster Clean offers three franchise opportunities for investors: (1) Janitorial Services which provides regular cleaning in all types of offices, hospitals, industrial and retail spaces; (2) Residential Floor, Upholstery and Specialty Cleaning; and (3) Commercial Floor, Upholstery and Specialty Cleaning for larger spaces. 

ServiceMaster Clean provides comprehensive training, sales and marketing programs, access to janitorial equipment, vehicles, and introduction to all aspects of the ServiceMaster business. Franchisees benefit from the brand’s history and a proven franchise system that includes thousands of successful entrepreneurs around the globe. 

We Wash Windows

We Wash Windows has been operating since 2001 and provides professional window cleaning services for residential and commercial customers, up to a maximum of three-storey structures. The brand does interior and exterior window washing, as well as solar panel cleaning in a competitive and busy market.

The We Wash Windows franchise concept works best as a work-from-home career, with a strong and easily recognizable brand name. Operating in a virtually recession-proof industry, the brand has a proven model for growth and provides full training and support to franchisees, while referrals have owners booking window cleaning services from nine to 12 months in advance.

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