Drafting technologists and technicians – NOC 2253 PR
Number of People Who Work in this Industry
Median Income of People Working in this Occupation
of People Working in this Occupation
72.7% of the workforce has a college diploma or certificate
18.2% of the workforce has a university degree or diploma
18.2% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma
Age of the Workforce
in this Occupation
33.3% of the workforce is age 45 to 54
16.7% of the workforce is age 25 to 34
16.7% of the workforce is age 35 to 44
16.7% of the workforce is age 55 to 64
40.0% of drafting technologists and technicians work in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector
30.0% work in Manufacturing
15.0% work in each of the following sectors: Construction and Wholesale Trade
The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair.
Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
Several positions will become available due to retirements.
There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Bilingualism may be an asset.
Projected growth rate in Ontario: Less than or equal to 0%
What Else Do I Need to Know?
Employment growth in this occupation has been slow over the past decade. The majority of drafting technologists and technicians are employed within architectural, engineering and related services as well as the manufacturing industry. A smaller number of these workers are employed in the construction and utility industries.
The demand for drafting technologists and technicians is partly driven by conditions in the manufacturing industry, which employs over 20% of these workers.
This occupation is also sensitive to the level of construction activity, which is projected to expand in Ontario during the forecast period.
Drafting technologists and technicians who have strong computer skills such as computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) may have improved career potential. Workers may be required to visit various manufacturing plants or construction sites, so those with a valid driver’s license or access to a vehicle may have greater employment opportunities