9445 – Fabric, fur and leather cutters | Canada NOC |

9445 – Fabric, fur and leather cutters

Fabric cutters cut fabric to make parts for garments, linens and other articles. Fur cutters cut fur pelts to make parts for garments and other fur articles. Leather cutters cut leather to make parts for shoes, garments and other leather articles. Fabric cutters are employed by clothing and textile manufacturers and other manufacturers of fabric products. Fur cutters are employed by furriers and fur products manufacturers. Leather cutters are employed by shoe and other leather products manufacturers.


Index of titles

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


Stripping machine tender – leather products manufacturing

Trimmer – leather products manufacturing

Upholstery marker and cutter

Welt maker – hat manufacturing

Welt-trimming machine tender – hat manufacturing

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Fabric cutters

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

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

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.

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.


Shoe repairers and shoemakers (6343)

Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (6342)