Jewellers, watch repairers and related

Jewellers, watch repairers and related

NOC
6344

- Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations

Jewellers and related workers fabricate, assemble, repair and appraise fine jewellery. Watch repairers and related workers repair, clean, adjust and fabricate parts for clocks and watches.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

13
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$25,032
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

78
 

% Working Full Time

81%
 

% Working Full Year

81%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Jewellers and related workers fabricate, assemble, repair and appraise fine jewellery. Watch repairers and related workers repair, clean, adjust and fabricate parts for clocks and watches. They are employed by jewellery, clock and watch manufacturers and retail stores, by jewellery and watch repair shops or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Jewellers and related workers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Fabricate and repair precious and semi-precious metal jewellery, such as rings, brooches, pendants, bracelets and lockets
  • Examine, cut, shape and polish diamonds using optical instruments, lathes and laps
  • Examine, cut, shape and polish precious and synthetic gems using optical instruments, cutting disks and laps
  • Appraise gemstones and diamonds to differentiate between stones, identify rare specimens and to detect peculiarity affecting stone values
  • Set precious and semi-precious stones in jewellery mountings, according to specifications
  • May supervise other jewellers.

Jewellers may specialize in certain kinds of jewellery, such as gold or silver, or in particular operations, such as fabrication or repair.


Watch repairers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Fabricate or fit parts to make watches and clocks
  • Examine clocks and watches, disassemble and check for defective and misaligned parts or rust
  • Replace or repair worn or broken parts
  • Test, adjust and regulate timepiece movements
  • Clean all parts using special cleaning and rinsing solutions and ultrasonic or mechanical cleaning machines to remove dirt and dried lubricants
  • May supervise other watch repairers.

Also Known As

  • clock repairer
  • diamond cutter
  • gem cutter
  • pearl cutter
  • precious stone setter
  • watch repairer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a college or other program, or apprenticeship training in watch or jewellery repair or gemology is usually required.
  • Trade certification as a gemsetter is available, but voluntary, in Ontario.
  • Experience as a jewellery, clock or watch assembler may be required.

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.

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43.8%
Female
56.2%
Male
Employment by age

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

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10.5%
15-24
10.5%
25-34
21.1%
35-44
10.5%
45-54
36.8%
55-64
10.5%
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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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
35.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
11.8%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
35.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
17.7%
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.

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42.9%
Retail trade
35.7%
Other services (except public administration)
21.4%
Manufacturing
0.0%
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.

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12.50%
Northeast
37.50%
Southeast
0.00%
Southwest
31.30%
Central
18.80%
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.

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No Data Available
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

$25,032

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$25,639

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

New Brunswick

$25,032

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$17,832

Canada

$19,296
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

13
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

14
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

44
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

43