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Shoe Repairers and Shoemakers  (NOC 7343)
Newfoundland and Labrador
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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.

bootmaker, custom shoemaker, orthopedic shoemaker, shoe repairer, shoemaker.

Shoemakers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
Shoe repairers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
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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

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Table on the employment potential for Shoe Repairers and Shoemakers in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as in the rest of the Newfoundland and Labrador.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Newfoundland and Labrador Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2011-03-30

EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL

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 News

Week of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014 Week of Jun 30 - Jul 04, 2014 Week of Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014 Week of Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014
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