Furniture Finishers and Refinishers – NOC 9534 SDG

How many people work in this occupation in SDG?


75 people work as Furniture Finishers and Refinishers. The unemployment rate is 86.7%


How many employers are there in SDG?


637 businesses operate in the Household and Personal Services sector in SDG.

332 or 52.1% are owner-operated businesses with no employees.

204 or 32% have between 1 to 4 employees.


What is the age of the workforce?


Age demographics are unavailable for this occupation.


What education is required to do this job?


Education demographics are unavailable for this occupation

General Carpenter is the associated Apprenticeship for this occupation.


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What do people in this occupation earn?*


The median income for Furniture Finishers and Refinishers is unknown per year.


What else should I know?

  • The number of businesses operating in the Household and Personal sector has grown since 2012 with a net of 40 businesses created between June 2013 and June 2014.
  • The sector locally is comprised of small businesses, 84.1% of businesses operating in the Household and Personal Services sector employ 4 people or less.
  • Employment Outlook is expected to be fair for Furniture Finishers and Refinishers (NOC 9534) in Ontario.
  • The majority of workers in this occupation are employed in furniture manufacturing or in repair and maintenance. Despite increased household spending on furnishings from 2004 to 2012, an influx of cheaper goods produced in lower cost markets, combined with the housing crisis in the United States, had an adverse effect on Canadian furniture manufacturers.
  • From 2004 to 2009, furniture manufacturing in Ontario experienced declines in both revenue and production worker employment as Canadian furniture exports fell and the value of imports grew. Although exports and revenues increased from 2010 to 2012, the number of production workers in furniture manufacturing continued to decline, albeit at a slower rate.
  • Recent improvements in the housing market in the United States along with the decline in the value of the Canadian dollar, and the continued strength of the Canadian housing market may lead to new employment opportunities in the near-term. In addition, the high portion of workers nearing retirement age in this occupation should generate some vacancies. Over the long-term, continued competition from low-cost foreign manufacturers will temper employment growth in this occupation.
  • The majority of employers of this occupation are small in scale; most have less than five employees. Small-scale furniture manufacturers may require workers with flexible skill-sets who can adapt to different roles as need arises. In addition, not all small scale employers have an internet presence and may use alternative means, such as previously submitted resumes, roadside advertisements, or word of mouth, when hiring. As such, job seekers may want to familiarize themselves with local employers in their area.
  • Opportunities will be best for candidates with prior experience in manufacturing or woodworking who have familiarity with the type of work undertaken by the employer.
  • For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Household & Personal Services Sector.

*Median income means that 50% of the people in the occupation earn less and 50% earn more. It is a more accurate measure of typical income than using an average.

Source: Census and National Household Survey 2011 and Canadian Business Pattern Data 2014, Statistics Canada