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  NOC 6343 – Shoe repairers and shoemakers

To apply under NOC-6343 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Shoe repairers and shoemakers.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Shoe repairers and shoemakers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Discuss type of footwear to be made and obtain measurements from customer
  • Select patterns and leather or other material and outline and cut patterns
  • Select or assemble lasts, fasten insoles to lasts and sew or glue other parts into place
  • Trim, dress and otherwise finish boots or shoes
  • Estimate custom footwear costs and receive payment from customers
  • May supervise other shoemakers and shoe repairers.

Shoe repairers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Repair soles, heels and other parts of footwear using sewing, buffing and other shoe repair machines, materials and equipment
  • Repair belts, luggage, purses and similar products
  • Estimate footwear repair costs and take payment.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Shoe repairers and shoemakers. 

NOC 6343 – Shoe repairers and shoemakers: example titles.

  • boot repairer
  • bootmaker
  • cobbler
  • custom shoemaker
  • orthopedic shoe repairman/woman
  • orthopedic shoemaker
  • shoe dyer
  • shoe mender – retail
  • shoe repairer
  • shoe repairer – retail
  • shoemaker

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school may be required.
  • Several months of on-the-job training is provided for shoe repairers.
  • Extensive on-the-job training is provided for shoemakers.
  • Shoemakers may require experience as shoe repairers.

Additional Information

  • Shoe repairers may progress to shoemakers with experience.


  • Labourers in shoe manufacturing (in 9619 Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities)
  • Workers who cut fabric or leather to form shoe parts on a production basis (in 9445 Fabric, fur and leather cutters)
  • Workers who operate sewing machines to make shoes on a production basis (in 9446 Industrial sewing machine operators)

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