Upholsterers cover furniture, fixtures, and other items with materials, and install upholstery in aircraft, motor vehicles, railway cars, and marine vessels.
Tailors and dressmakers make made-to-measure garments and alter/repair garments.
Furriers make, restyle, and repair natural fur garments/accessories.
Milliners design and make hats/related accessories.
Alterationists make alterations and repairs to garments/other items.
Shoemakers make specialized custom shoes/boots.
Shoe repairers restore footwear, purses, luggage, and other items.
1. Other services (except public administration) - 33.0%
2. Clothing manufacturing - 26.0%
3. Retail trade - 15.0%
4. Furniture and related product manufacturing - 6.0%
5. Miscellaneous manufacturing - 4.0%
6. Textile product mills - 2.0%
7. Wholesale trade - 2.0%
1. In general, you need some high school education or a high school diploma.
2. You may need college or other courses in your field, an apprenticeship, several years' experience, on-the-job training or demonstrated sewing/creative skills.
3. To be a furrier, you need several years' experience in selecting pelts.
4. To be a shoemaker, you must have extensive on-the-job training.
5. To be a watch repairer, you need certification in Quebec and Ontario.
6. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
3. Machine Shop
4. Family Studies (Home Economics)
The average hourly wages for Upholsterers, Tailors, Shoe Repairers, Jewellers and Related Occupations is $12.17/HR, which is below average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and below average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.