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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 Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- In February, business confidence dropped slightly in Newfoundland and Labrador according to a report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. However, the province ranks third among all provinces.
- The provincial government announced $60,000 in funding to the Seals and Sealing Network, as part of the government's effort to support the commercial hunt
- The provincial government announced $7M in funding to enhance biosecurity and best practices for the aquaculture industry in NL
- The Kosy Korner lounge in Badger's Quay, NL was destroyed by fire
- The provincial government announced $57,706 in funding to support 17 Newfoundland and Labrador businesses to explore market opportunities through trade shows, fairs and marketing initiatives.
- Marine Atlantic announced an increase of 3% in rates, effective April 1. The increase is designed to offset increased costs associated with materials, supplies and labour.
- NL Hydro plans to upgrade the Holyrood site with an additional 16 megawatts of power generation through the addition of small-power diesel generators. The cost is estimated at $6.8M.
- The provincial government announced $806,728 in funding for a Targeted Initiative for Older Workers program to support 45 older workers with five projects throughout NL.
- Husky Energy announced that gas injection at the South White Rose field will take place this spring with first oil expected later this year. Construction has started on a graving dock for the wellhead platform. First oil is expected in 2017, pending approvals.
- The provincial government contributed $71,000 in funding to an Atlantic partnership that was designed to deliver online autism training to teachers and other educational personnel across Atlantic Canada
- The provincial government and the National Association of Public Employees, representing 250 ferry workers, have ratified a new collective agreement
- Emera Newfoundland and Labrador announced that construction will soon begin on building the Maritime Link in Cape Breton. Tree-clearing work will start soon and employ 20-50 people. About 250-300 workers will be needed at peak construction in 2015-2016.
- Statoil announced that the company will be moving ahead with drilling more exploration wells in its offshore acreage within the next two years. The company has three finds in the Flemish Pass Basin - at the Bay du Nord, Harpoon, and Mizzen sites.
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