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 openings due to growth and retirements not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

  • Estimate 75 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 1460 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • 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. 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.

The median employment income for 55% of Labourers in Textile Processing who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $32,881. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

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

$13.00

Minimum

$23.91

Median

$35.04

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

19.0%

Southern

14.3%

Annapolis Valley

9.5%

Cape Breton

9.5%

Halifax

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%

45-54

23.0%

25-34

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%

Apprenticeship

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%

Apprenticeship

$43,975 median annual income
4.5%

Bachelor

$39,715 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

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
151 Slater St, suite 708
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M9

Additional resources

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Job postings

There are currently no job postings for this occupation.