Textile Processing Labourers

(NOC 9616)

in All Manufacturing and Utilities

Textile processing labourers do manual duties to help in processing fibres into yarn or thread, or to help in weaving, knitting, bleaching, dyeing or finishing textile fabrics or other textile products. They work for textile manufacturing companies.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate 0 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

  • Estimate 435 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 1945 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to remain largely the same over the next few years. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Labourers in Textile Processing most commonly work full-time hours.

Hourly Pay

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

N/A

Minimum

$23,077

Median

N/A

Maximum

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

Hourly Pay

$14.00

Minimum

$20.80

Median

$33.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,056

Minimum

$30,111

Median

$70,518

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Textile processing labourers do manual duties to help in processing fibres into yarn or thread, or to help in weaving, knitting, bleaching, dyeing or finishing textile fabrics or other textile products. They work for textile manufacturing companies.

Job duties

Textile labourers:

  • Load and unload machines.
  • Clean textile machines and work areas.
  • Push carts, trucks, or cans of fibres from one work area to another.
  • Help machine operators and other textile workers as required.

Sample job titles

  • doffer
  • dyeing and finishing machine loader
  • helper
  • textile machine cleaner
  • waste machine feeder
  • yarn handler

Skills

  • You should have good physical health. You must be able to take direction and carry out instructions given by a supervisor.

Job requirements

  • Some high school education may be required.

Other considerations

  • Shifts at various hours of the day or on a part-time basis is common. Movement to machine operator positions is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

105

employed in 2016

90.9%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

50.0%
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50%
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40.7

median age

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

15,275

employed in 2016

83.2%

employed full-time

3.2%

self employed

27.6%
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72.4%
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44.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

47.6%

North Shore

$23,082 median annual income
19.0%

Southern

N/A
14.3%

Annapolis Valley

N/A
9.5%

Cape Breton

N/A
9.5%

Halifax

N/A

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

89.5%

Manufacturing

10.5%

Construction

What is the age of Employment?

23.0%

25-34

23.0%

45-54

18.0%

55-64

14.0%

35-44

14.0%

15-24

9.0%

65+

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

24.5%

45-54

20.8%

55-64

19.3%

35-44

16.5%

25-34

15.0%

15-24

Top levels of education

45.5%

High school

$32,754 median annual income
27.3%

Less than high school

N/A
13.6%

College Diploma

N/A
9.1%

Trade Certification

N/A
9.1%

Diploma Above Bachelor

N/A

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

38.1%

High school

$28,505 median annual income
23.3%

Less than high school

$19,224 median annual income
19.9%

College Diploma

$38,781 median annual income
12.2%

Trade Certification

$43,975 median annual income
4.5%

Bachelor

$39,715 median annual income

Education & training

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Canadian Textile Industry Association
Ottawa, ON

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.