Upholsterers

Upholsterers

NOC
6345

Cover furniture, fixtures and similar items with fabric, leather or other upholstery materials.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

12
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$13,212
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

77
 

% Working Full Time

81%
 

% Working Full Year

69%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Upholsterers cover furniture, fixtures and similar items with fabric, leather or other upholstery materials. They are employed by furniture, aircraft, motor vehicle and other manufacturing companies, furniture retail outlets and repair shops or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Upholsterers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Discuss upholstery fabric, colour, and style with customers and provide cost estimate for upholstering furniture or other items
  • Lay out, measure and cut upholstery materials according to sketches or design specifications
  • Replace worn-out webbing, springs and other furniture parts using hand and power tools
  • Operate sewing machines or sew upholstery materials by hand to seam cushions and join sections of covering materials
  • Install padding and underlays and fasten covering materials to furniture frames
  • Tack, glue or sew ornamental trim, braids or buttons on upholstered items
  • Lay out, cut, fabricate and install upholstery in aircrafts, motor vehicles, railway cars, boats and ships
  • May repair furniture frames and refinish wood surfaces
  • May make upholstery patterns from sketches, customer descriptions or blueprints
  • May install, fabricate, maintain and repair interior components of aircraft, such as seats, coverings, drapes, cargo nets, flooring, closets, bins and panels.

Also Known As

  • automobile upholsterer
  • custom upholsterer
  • furniture upholsterer
  • upholsterer
  • upholstery repairer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of college or other specialized courses or an apprenticeship program in furniture upholstering and repair or Several years of on-the-job training, including working as an upholsterer helper are usually required.
  • Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Quebec.

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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37.5%
Female
62.5%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
11.8%
25-34
17.6%
35-44
23.5%
45-54
29.4%
55-64
17.6%
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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29.4%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
47.1%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
11.8%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
11.8%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
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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70.6%
Other services (except public administration)
17.6%
Manufacturing
11.8%
Professional, scientific and technical services
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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20.00%
Northeast
40.00%
Southeast
0.00%
Southwest
20.00%
Central
20.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by 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

$13,212

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$17,027

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

New Brunswick

$13,212

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$5,956

Canada

$28,172
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

12
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

13
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

39
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

39