Tailors, dressmakers, and related

Tailors, dressmakers, and related

NOC
6342

- Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners

Make, alter and repair hats, or tailored clothing, dresses, coats and other made-to-measure garments.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Limited
Limited

3 Year Job Openings

40
 

Median Hourly Wage

$13.50
$11.70
Low
$16.96
High

Median Salary

$11,631
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

262
 

% Working Full Time

79%
 

% Working Full Year

60%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Tailors, dressmakers and furriers make, alter and repair tailored clothing, dresses, coats and other made-to-measure garments. Milliners make, alter and repair hats. This unit group also includes alterationists who fit, alter and repair garments. They are employed by clothing retailers, clothing alteration shops, dry cleaners and garment manufacturing companies or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
Tailors

  • Make made-to-measure garments, such as suits and coats according to customers' and clothing manufacturers' specifications and fit
  • Design patterns to fit measurements
  • Mark, cut and sew fabric
  • May alter and repair garments as required.

Dressmakers

  • Make women's garments
  • Select and modify commercial patterns to customers' and clothing manufacturers' specifications
  • Fit, mark, cut and sew fabric
  • May alter and repair garments as required.

Furriers

  • Make, alter, restyle and repair natural fur garments and accessories.

Milliners

  • Design, lay out, cut, sew and press fabric, leather and other materials into hats and related accessories.

Alterationists

  • Fit, alter and repair garments according to customers' requests by hand or using sewing machines.

Also Known As

  • alterations dressmaker
  • custom furrier
  • custom tailor
  • furrier
  • garment alterationist
  • milliner
  • seamstress
  • tailor
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Tailors and dressmakers require demonstrated ability to sew, style and fit men's or women's garments and may require completion of college or other courses in tailoring or dressmaking.
  • Furriers require several years of experience in selecting pelts and making, fitting, styling and altering fur garments and accessories.
  • Milliners require demonstrated ability to sew, style and fit hats and caps.
  • Alterationists require demonstrated ability to sew, alter and repair garments.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

90.2%
Female
9.8%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

5.5%
15-24
10.9%
25-34
12.7%
35-44
23.6%
45-54
30.9%
55-64
16.4%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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11.1%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
42.6%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
5.6%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
33.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
7.4%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

54.2%
Other services (except public administration)
13.6%
Manufacturing
8.5%
Retail trade
23.7%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

21.40%
Northeast
23.20%
Southeast
23.20%
Southwest
17.90%
Central
14.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$10,367
Northeast
$6,631
Southeast
$15,433
Southwest
$27,050
Central
$19,956
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$11,631

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$22,033

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$11,631

Newfoundland

$9,741

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$17,787

Canada

$17,699
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

40
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

42
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

129
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

132