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  NOC 9445 – Fabric, fur and leather cutters

To apply under NOC-9445 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Fabric, fur and leather cutters.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Fabric, fur and leather cutters perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Place patterns on top of layers of fabric and cut fabric using electric or manual knives, cutters or computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting devices
  • Adjust cutting technique to type of fabric and style of garment
  • May cut fabric samples.

Fur cutters perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Cut fur skins in diagonal strips to specified length and shape of pelt using furrier’s knives and cutters
  • Number pelts to indicate their location on pattern
  • May sort or match skins, and may prepare fur samples.

Leather cutters perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Select leather and cutting dies for leather goods and shoe parts according to specifications
  • Position leather on cutting bed of machine, maximizing usage according to skin grain, skin flaws and skin stretch
  • Operate clicker or punch press to stretch leather
  • Operate machine to cut leather or cut single leather skins by hand to make leather products
  • May cut leather samples.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Fabric, fur and leather cutters

NOC 9445 – Fabric, fur and leather cutters: example titles.

  • bias-cutting machine tender – fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
  • canvas cutter – fabric products manufacturing
  • cloth cutter – fabric products manufacturing
  • cloth-cutting machine operator – fabric products manufacturing
  • clothing cutter
  • clothing cutter – clothing manufacturing
  • cuff-cutting machine tender
  • cutter – leather products manufacturing
  • cutting machine operator – clothing manufacturing
  • die cutter – fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
  • fabric cutter
  • fabric cutter – fabric products manufacturing
  • fabric marker
  • fur cutter
  • garment marker
  • glove cutter
  • hand cutter – clothing manufacturing
  • hand cutter – fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
  • hand leather cutter – leather products manufacturing
  • leather cutter
  • leather cutter – leather footwear manufacturing
  • leather garment cutter – manufacturing
  • leather harness maker
  • leather marker
  • leather pressman/woman
  • leather rifle case maker
  • leather trunk maker
  • leather-stripping machine tender – leather products manufacturing
  • machine felt cutter
  • master pattern cutter
  • mink tail slitter – fur products manufacturing
  • pattern cutter
  • saddle cutter – leather products manufacturing
  • sailcloth cutter – fabric products manufacturing
  • sample cutter
  • sample cutter – fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
  • shoe cutter
  • shoe parts cutter – footwear manufacturing
  • slipcover cutter – fabric products manufacturing
  • slitter and rewinder
  • slitter-rewinder
  • stripping machine tender – leather products manufacturing
  • trimmer – leather products manufacturing
  • upholstery marker and cutter
  • welt maker – hat manufacturing
  • welt-trimming machine tender – hat manufacturing

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required.
  • Experience as a fabric, fur or leather cutter is required for fabric, fur or leather sample cutters.
  • Some on-the-job training is provided for occupations in this unit group.
  • Several years of on-the-job training are provided for fur cutters.

Additional Information

  • There is little mobility among the different kinds of cutters in this unit group.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


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  • Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (6342)

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