Graphic Designers and Illustrators

NOC#: 52120

Number employed in the occupation:


Gender of people employed in the occupation:

# of Women: 1315


# of Men: 1280


Age of people working in the occupation:

Age 15 to 29: 880

Age 30 to 54: 1465

Age 55 to 64: 200

Age 65 and older: 45

Highest Education level of people working in the occupation:

No certificate, diploma or degree: 25

Secondary school diploma: 275

Apprenticeship or trades certificate: 20

College certificate or diploma: 1345

University diploma or degree: 925

Median Incomes of people working in the occupation (2022)

Median income for an entry-level employee: $18.15

Median income for all employees in the occupation: $31.03

Median income for an experienced employee: $43.29

Annual online job postings in 2023 for this occupation:

50 online job postings

Average advertised hourly wage: $38.82/hour

Industries that employ most people working in the occupation:

54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 960 (37.1%)
51 Information and Cultural Industries 650 (25.1%)
91 Public Administration 310 (12.0%)
71 Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 155 (6.0%)

Employment outlook:


  • Greater use of visuals by business operations to share information and expand market reach
  • The need for customer-friendly web designs is expected to create favourable demand, particularly for user interface and experience (UI/UX) designers
  • Significant film and video game cluster should benefit individuals with game design, art and animation skills