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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 Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- Astaldi Canada has started the hiring process to build the powerhouse and dam at Muskrat Falls. Employment is expected to peak to about 3,300 workers. Priority will be given to qualified Innu workers, then workers in Labrador.
- The Association of Allied Health Professionals, representing 800 employees in the health care sector, has ratified a four-year collective agreement with the provincial government
- The Canadian Union of Public Employees, representing 4,300 employees, has ratified six out of seven collective agreements with the provincial government
- The federal government has released the Labrador-Island Transmission Link from the environmental assessment process. The link will deliver electricity from the Muskrat Falls generating facility to Newfoundland.
- The provincial government announced $39,500 in funding to strengthen child care services in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Nalcor is scheduled to start drilling the underwater transmission line to link Labrador to Newfoundland this week as part of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. The company expects to have the project completed by 2016.
- The provincial government announced $22,000 in funding to the Torngat Joint Fisheries Board in Nain to hold a conference aimed at establishing best practices for Nunatsiavut crab and shrimp harvesters
- The provincial government has awarded a $51M contract to Damen Shipyards to build a new 80-metre vessel for the Fogo Island and Change Islands service. An additional $10M investment was made to upgrade the wharf on Bell Island and Portugal Cove.
- The provincial government has announced a moratorium on hydraulic fracking in NL until further reviews have been completed and policies developed (available in French only)
- The Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador reports that 20 cruise ships carrying over 61,820 passengers and crew visited NL in 2013. The cruise industry is seeing a demand for multiple ports within the province on a single itinerary.
- The provincial government announced $25,000 in funding to the NL Heart and Stroke Foundation¿s Restart a Heart program. Twenty-five automated external defibrillators will be placed in community and recreational facilities throughout the province.
- The provincial government launched a new law enforcement unit to fight against child exploitation, illegal drugs and organized crime in NL. The name of the unit is called the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit ¿ Newfoundland Labrador (CFSEU-NL).
- Two Target department stores are scheduled to open on November 13th, one on Stavanger Drive in St. John's and one in Corner Brook
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