6343- Shoe repairers and shoemakers

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Shoe repairers and shoemakers

Job Description: 

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.

Main Duties: 

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.

Employment Requirements: 

Some secondary school may be required.
Several months of on-the-job training is provided for shoe repairers.
Extensive on-the-job training is provided for shoemakers.
Shoemakers may require experience as shoe repairers.

Additional Inormation: 

Shoe repairers may progress to shoemakers with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Labourers in shoe manufacturing (in 9619 Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities)
Workers who cut fabric or leather to form shoe parts on a production basis (in 9445 Fabric, fur and leather cutters)
Workers who operate sewing machines to make shoes on a production basis (in 9446 Industrial sewing machine operators)

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Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X