Job outlook Garment Repair Seamstress in Québec

Job opportunities for Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (NOC 6342) are fair in Québec over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a garment repair seamstress.

Job opportunities in Québec

garment repair seamstress
Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (NOC 6342) in Québec for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners in Québec:

  • Approximately 5,500 people work in this occupation.
  • Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Repair and maintenance (NAICS 811): 37%
    • Clothing, leather and allied product manufacturing (NAICS 315-316): 20%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 13%
    • Personal and laundry services (NAICS 812): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 75% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 25% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 49% of tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners work all year, while 51% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • 33% of tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in Québec by economic region.

Location Job outlook
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Undetermined
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Undetermined
Capitale-Nationale Region Fair
Centre-du-Québec Region Fair
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Fair
Côte-Nord Region Undetermined
Estrie Region Fair
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Undetermined
Lanaudière Region Fair
Laurentides Region Fair
Laval Region Fair
Mauricie Region Limited
Montréal Region Fair
Montérégie Region Fair
Nord-du-Québec Region Undetermined
Outaouais Region Undetermined
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Limited
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (NOC 6342) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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