Job prospects Garment Repair Seamstress near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners" near Vancouver (BC) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Large labour surplus

Over the past few years (2019-2021), there was a large labour surplus for Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners near Vancouver (BC). There were far more workers available than job openings in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

Very limited

The employment outlook will be very limited for Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (NOC 6342) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,730 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Textile and textile product and clothing manufacturing and leather and allied product manufacturing (NAICS 313-316): 51%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 23%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 12%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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