Labourers in textile processing (NOC 9616)

About this job

Labourers in textile processing:

  • perform a variety of manual duties to help process fibres into yarn or thread, or to help with weaving, knitting, bleaching, dyeing or finishing textile fabrics or other textile products
  • work for textile companies.
Common job titles
  • beam warper / bleacher / callender
  • bobbin changer / cleaner / sorter
  • carrier, filling
  • chainer
  • changer, traveller
  • checker, bale


Labourers in textile processing perform some or all of the following duties:

  • load and off-load 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 needed

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in an indoor plant environment.
  • Working with machinery may be a source of injury.
  • Workers may be exposed to noise and non-poisonous airborne particles such as textile dust, flour, sand, sawdust and feathers.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to machine operator positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.