Job prospects Garment Repair Seamstress near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a garment repair seamstress.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Recent trends

Large labour surplus

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was very poor over the past few years (2016-2018). There were far more workers available than job openings.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

garment repair seamstress
Prospects over the next 3 years
Limited Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (NOC 6342) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The region had a relatively higher number of clothing manufacturers but has lost several large clothing manufacturing and retail operations over the last several years. The economic region is also a fashion and design hub, with the City of Toronto housing a sizeable fashion and textile district. The large consumer base and fast growing population in the region, combined with the need for specialized workers by employers, will support some demand for workers in this occupational group.

Here are some key facts about Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 2,850 people work in this occupation.
  • Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 35%
    • Clothing, leather and allied product manufacturing (NAICS 315-316): 29%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 18%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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