Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Shoe repairers repair footwear and shoemakers make specialized and custom shoes and boots. They are employed in shoe repair shops or custom shoemaking establishments, or they may be self-employed.
- Discuss type of footwear to be made and obtain measurements from customer
- Select patterns and leather or other material and outline and cut patterns
- Select or assemble lasts, fasten insoles to lasts and sew or glue other parts into place
- Trim, dress and otherwise finish boots or shoes
- Estimate custom footwear costs and receive payment from customers
- May supervise other shoemakers and shoe repairers.
- Repair soles, heels and other parts of footwear using sewing, buffing and other shoe repair machines, materials and equipment
- Repair belts, luggage, purses and similar products
- Estimate footwear repair costs and take payment.
Outlook & Prospects for Shoe Repairers and Shoemakers in Newfoundland and Labrador
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||(Undetermined)||2014-06-25|
Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in Newfoundland and Labrador with few and infrequent job opportunities.
According to the Labour Force Survey, less than 500 people worked in this occupation in 2013 in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014
- Growing Forward 2 (GF2), which provides federal and provincial funding for Canada's agricultiural sector, is continuing to support NL¿s agricultural industry by allocating $6M in funding for 95 projects to support agricultural innovation in the province
- Husky Energy's South White Rose project is in the final stages of the project and is now focused on oil production equipment. Installation vessels have started to arrive for the 2014 installation program.
- The provincial government and the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association, representing 6,000 teachers, have reached a tentative agreement. A ratification vote will take place at a later date.
- The provincial government announced $25,000 in funding to assist with staff training, skill development and the implementation of a Farm Based Quality Certification Program for the finfish and shellfish industry in NL
- The provincial government announced $640,000 in funding to upgrade the infrastructure and equipment for the Brookfield/Bonnews Health Centre and Bonnews Lodge in New-Wes-Valley
- Bell Canada has acquired the remaining shares from Bell Aliant. The company expects the transaction to have minimal impact on local jobs.
- The gravity-based structure for the Hebron project has been towed to the deep-water construction site. Construction will continue at the deep-water site this summer. Employment is expected to reach a peak of about 5,000 this year.
- Marine Atlantic has launched a new mobile website at marineatlanticjourney.ca. Marine Atlantic provides a ferry service across the Cabot Strait in NL.
- The provincial government announced $280,000 in funding, through the 2014-15 Cultural Economic Development Program, to support theatre festivals throughout NL
- The provincial government announced $4.6M in funding to extend broadband services to over 5,000 households in NL
- Date Modified: