Binding and finishing machine operators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9473  ·  Browse All Occupations

Binding and finishing machine operators set up, operate or oversee the operation of machines, equipment or computerized units that bind and finish printed material. Workers who perform finishing operations in the paper, carton and packaging industries, as well as those who encode and stamp plastic cards, are included in this unit group. They are employed by binderies, commercial printing companies, newspapers, magazines, and other publishing companies, and establishments in both the public and private sectors that have in-house printing, binding and finishing departments.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Assistant Binder
  • Assistant Bookbinder
  • Binder - Printing
  • Binder And Finisher
  • Binder And Finisher - Printing
  • Binder Assistant
  • Bindery Machine Operator - Printing
  • Bindery Operator
  • Bindery Worker - Printing
  • Binding And Finishing Machine Operator
  • Blocking Press Operator - Printing
  • Blocking Press Stamper - Printing
  • Book Finisher - Printing
  • Book Trimmer
  • Bookbinder - Printing
  • Bookbinder Assistant
  • Bookbinding Machine Operator
  • Book-cutting Machine Operator
  • Book-sewing Machine Operator - Printing
  • Bronzer - Printing
  • Bronzing Machine Tender - Printing
  • Casing-in Machine Set-up Operator - Printing
  • Casing-in Machine Tender - Printing
  • Cerlox Binder Operator
  • Cerlox Binder Operator - Printing
  • Collating Machine Operator - Printing
  • Continuous Glue Machine Operator - Printing
  • Covering Machine Operator - Printing
  • Credit Card Die-cutter Operator - Printing
  • Cutter Operator - Printing
  • Cutting Machine Operator - Printing
  • Cutting Machine Operator, Books
  • Design And Lettering Stamper - Printing
  • Die-cutting Or Die-numbering Press Operator - Printing
  • Die-cutting Platen Press Operator - Printing
  • Embossing Press Operator - Printing
  • Embossing Press Tender - Printing
  • Embossing/encoding Machine Tender - Printing
  • Finishing Machine Operator - Printing
  • Foil Stamper - Printing
  • Foil-stamping Platen Press Operator
  • Folder Operator - Printing
  • Folding Machine Operator - Printing
  • Gathering Machine Operator - Printing
  • Gathering Machine Set-up Operator - Printing
  • Gluing And Folding Machine Operator - Printing
  • Gold Leaf Stamper
  • Gold Leaf Stamper - Printing
  • Guillotine Cutter - Printing
  • Guillotine Operator - Printing
  • Hand Stitcher - Binding
  • Headband And Liner Gluer - Printing
  • Hologram-imprinting Machine Tender
  • Industrial Binder - Printing
  • Inserting Machine Operator - Printing
  • Laminating Machine Operator
  • Laminating Machine Operator - Printing
  • Machine Binder - Printing
  • Machine Bookbinder
  • Machine Bronzer - Printing
  • Machine Collator And Gluer - Printing
  • Machine Cutter - Printing
  • Machine Folder - Printing
  • Machine Gatherer And Gluer - Printing
  • Machine Side Stitcher - Printing
  • Machine Stitcher - Binding
  • Numbering Machine Operator - Printing
  • Perfect-binder Operator - Printing
  • Perfect-binder Set-up Operator - Printing
  • Perforating Machine Operator - Printing
  • Perforating Machine Tender - Printing
  • Perforator Operator - Printing
  • Perforator Tender - Printing
  • Platen Press Operator, Foil Stamping
  • Rounding And Backing Machine Operator - Printing
  • Saddle Stitching Machine Operator - Printing
  • Saddle Stitching Machine Set-up Operator - Printing
  • Side Stitching Machine Operator - Printing
  • Spiral Binding Machine Operator - Printing
  • Spiral Binding Worker - Printing
  • Stamping Press Operator - Printing
  • Stitcher Operator - Printing
  • Stitcher Set-up Operator - Printing
  • Stitcher-trimmer Operator - Printing
  • Stitching Machine Operator - Printing
  • Stitching Machine Set-up Operator - Printing
  • Binder - Printing
  • Binder And Finisher
  • Bindery Operator
  • Bookbinding Machine Operator
  • Cerlox Binder Operator
  • Cutter Operator - Printing
  • Finishing Machine Operator - Printing
  • Foil Stamper - Printing
  • Gathering Machine Set-up Operator - Printing
  • Gold Leaf Stamper
  • Laminating Machine Operator
  • Machine Bookbinder
  • Perforator Operator - Printing
  • Stitcher Operator - Printing

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for binding and finishing machine operators.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $36,960
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for binding and finishing machine operators.

Sex Median Income
Male $42,049
Female $0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for binding and finishing machine operators

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 0
25 to 34 years 15
35 to 44 years 10
45 to 54 years 20
55 to 64 years 20
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 55
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Industry

This chart outlines regional employment participation by industry for binding and finishing machine operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated industry, or refer to the table below.

Industry Employed Individuals
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0
Utilities 0
Construction 0
Manufacturing 55
Wholesale trade 0
Retail trade 0
Transportation and warehousing 0
Information and cultural industries 0
Finance and insurance 0
Real estate and rental and leasing 0
Professional, scientific and technical services 0
Management of companies and enterprises 0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 0
Educational services 0
Health care and social assistance 0
Arts, entertainment and recreation 0
Accommodation and food services 0
Other services 0
Public administration 0
Not Applicable 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for binding and finishing machine operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 20
Part Time 45
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for binding and finishing machine operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 25
Female 40
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for binding and finishing machine operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 55
Self Employed 0
Total 55
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for binding and finishing machine operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 60
Unemployed 0
Total 55
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for binding and finishing machine operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 40
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 15
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 0
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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