Hot Careers in Canada

Upholsters/Tailors/Shoe Repairers/etc.

Are you on the cutting edge of design? A career in upholsters, tailors, or shoe repairs may be right for you.

Over the years, the need for upholsters and shoe repairers may be limited because of materials being produced outside of Canada, which may led people to replace furniture and shoes rather than have them repaired.

Career Estimated Entry-Level Salary Average Annual Salary (2010-2011)
Upholsterers $24,960 $38,251
Tailors and Dressmakers $23,947 $29,785
Shoe Repairers $20,800 $23,593*

* This is the Average Annual Salary for 2005-2006. The Average Annual Salary for 2010-2011 was unavailable.

Working Environment

Professionals work in furniture, aircraft, motor vehicle and garment manufacturing companies, and in furniture repair shops, retailers, clothing alteration shops, and shoemaking establishments.

Certification and Advancement

On-the-job training and apprentinceships.

Career Outlook

Many of these job openings will open due to retiring workers.