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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||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-03-30|
According to the 2006 Census, only a small number of people (less than 50) are employed in this occupation in the province. Therefore, it is likely that the chances of finding employment in this occupation are LIMITED. This means that there are relatively weak employment opportunities for skilled workers in this occupation. Although employment opportunities are limited in Newfoundland and Labrador, opportunities may exist in other regions of the country. People who are interested in work elsewhere should research the opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets across the country.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014
- The provincial government announced $744,000 in funding to 39 organizations to support engagement activities and learning opportunities for youth in NL
- The Government of Canada and the Government of NL have signed three agreements which will help meet labour market demands, as well as help older workers and persons with disabilities connect with available jobs in NL
- The provincial government and the Government of Canada signed a renewed Gas Tax Fund Agreement, worth $155M over five years, which will provide stability in the funding of municipal infrastructure projects in the province
- The provincial government has provided $147,800 in funding through the Visitor Information Centre program to support 23 regional visitor information centres throughout NL
- The provincial government announced $25,000 in funding to Wonderbolt Productions to support the production and touring of its Bolt Out of the Blue circus show in NL
- The provincial government announced $5.7M in funding for the launch of the 2014 Community Enhancement Employment Program to support communities and work opportunities for residents of NL
- The provincial government has announced that infrastructure project approvals and updates for K-12 schools in NL, including repairs and maintenance projects, are available online at http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/repairs/index.html
- The provincial government announced a new Adult Protection Act on 30 June. The new act provides protection to vulnerable adults in NL who are at risk of abuse and neglect.
- The Canadian Coast Guard will be adding a new vessel to their fleet. The newly commissioned CCGS G. Peddle S.C. will be used for fisheries enforcement duties in the province.
- The provincial government announced $18,380 in funding to HSF Ocean Products Limited to test the viability of producing bait products from shellfish waste in the province
- The provincial government announced $25,000 in operational funding for the Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland and Labrador to help people with learning disabilities reach their potential
- The provincial government announced that the value of the Muskrat Falls Project will bring revenue of $30B to the province from the sale of excess power and other revenue streams associated with the project
- Eleven new cancer therapies have been added to the Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program since December 2013
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