Audio and Video Recording Technicians – NOC 5225

How many people work in this occupation in PR?                           

65 people work as Audio and Video Recording Technicians in PR.  The unemployment rate is unavailable.


How many employers are there in PR?

Audio and Video Recording Technicians are most often employed in Broadcasting, Performing Arts and Education.

21 businesses operate in Motion Picture and Sound Recording businesses in PR.  90.5% of these are owner operated with no employees.

An additional 3 businesses operate in the Broadcasting sector.  One of these companies employs between 20 and 49 employees.

42 businesses operate in Performing Arts.  76.2% of these are owner operated.


What is the age of the workforce?

46.2% of the workforce is age 25 to 54.


What education is required to do this job?

91.7% of the workforce has a College, CEGEP or non-university certificate or diploma.


What do people in this occupation earn?*

The median income for Audio and Video Recording Technicians is $52,315.00 per year.


What else should I know?

  • Employment Outlook for Audio and Video Recording Technicians in the Ottawa Economic Region is fair.
  • The majority of audio and video recording technicians in the province work in the information and cultural industries, most of whom work in the motion picture and sound recording sector or in broadcasting. The majority of expenditures and investments in Canada’s music recording industry are in Ontario. Although low-cost home computer recording technology has negatively affected opportunities for production employees in the music industry at the lower-end, opportunities are still available for qualified candidates in high-end music production. In addition to music production, Ontario accounts for close to half of Canada’s film and television production. Provincial tax credits for production expenditures, funding programs and existing infrastructure for film and television production will continue to drive employment in Ontario’s film and television industry. Recent proposals to increase tax credits in California and other locations in the United States may affect opportunities in this occupation over the long term. However these effects may be moderated by a lower Canadian dollar and the availability of existing expertise and infrastructure in Ontario.
  • While film and television production and music production are likely to remain strong in Ontario, investment by both domestic and foreign sources fluctuates year to year. At the time of the 2011 NHS, about half of the people in this occupation reported working full-time, for the full year. Much of the work undertaken by audio and video recording technicians in the motion picture and sound recording sector is project-based. As such, workers in this occupation may be expected to work evenings, weekends and holidays in order to meet deadlines. Technicians with experience with a variety of audio and video equipment and formats may have the best opportunities to secure employment.
  • Although opportunities for audio and video recording technicians are considered fair overall, recent funding cuts and changes implemented by public and private broadcasters in Ontario have affected opportunities for those seeking employment in this sector. Individuals with previous experience working in a broadcast environment that are willing to work evenings and weekends may have better chances of finding work in broadcasting.
  • To learn more from employers, click on “Information and Communication”, “Arts, Culture, Recreation” and/or “Professional, Technical, Education”.


* 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 Counts Data 2015, Statistics Canada