Job prospects Garment Repair Seamstress near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as a garment repair seamstress.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was very poor over the past few years (2019-2021). There were far more workers available than job openings.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

garment repair seamstress
Prospects over the next 3 years
Limited Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (NOC 6342) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2021-2023 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.

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): 44%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 24%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 16%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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