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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 Mar 31 - Apr 04, 2014
- The provincial government announced $35.4M in funding over a three-year period for early childhood learning initiatives, including the implementation of a full-day kindergarten program in September 2016
- The provincial government announced $5M in funding to invest in fire services, equipment and vehicles to communities throughout NL
- The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) announced $3M in funding to renew GeoEXPLORE program. The program is designed to provide research and development in mining and exploration.
- The provincial government announced $36M, as part of the Continuum of Care Strategy, for staff working in residential care for children and youth in need of out-of-home placements in NL
- The provincial government announced $2.1M in funding, through Budget 2014, for the legal aid system in NL
- The provincial government announced $1.7M in funding to increase court security across NL
- Three provincial group homes located in Marystown, Grand Falls-Windsor, and Stephenville currently staffed by public sector workers are being privatized. The current workers will be out of jobs.
- The provincial government has purchased two new Bombardier 415 water bombers to provide effective and efficient aerial forest fire suppression services for NL
- The provincial government announced $2M for tourism marketing over the next two years for NL
- Transcontinental Media announced that The Georgian newspaper, covering Bay St. George, and The Coaster covering Harbour Breton will close. The Western Star will now cover the Georgian and the Advertiser will cover the Coaster. There will be no job losses.
- The provincial government announced $39,759 in funding to support training sessions to 10 NL organizations to help them enhance their skills and develop growth plans
- The provincial government announced a new website, open.gov.nl.ca, as a hub for government information. This initiative was launched to improve the quality of government programs, services and decisions, and provide an opportunity for public feedback.
- The provincial government announced a new three-year, $200M municipal infrastructure program to support 22 communities throughout NL as part of the provincial Budget 2014
- The Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement has been signed, eliminating tariffs on Newfoundland & Labrador's key exports. The agreement will allow access for new opportunities in the Korean market.
- The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE), representing 300 employees of the Workplace, Health, Safety and Compensation Commission has reached a tentative four-year agreement with the provincial government
- The provincial government announced improvements to the summer employment programs that are available for post-secondary and high school students
- A provincial trade delegation are participating in the Seafood Expo North America in Boston from March 16 - 18, and will showcase Newfoundland and Labrador¿s seafood products
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