Drafting technologists and technicians

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2253  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Drafting technologists and technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information, in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of engineers, architects or industrial designers, or they may work independently. They are employed by consulting and construction companies, utility, resource and manufacturing companies, all levels of government and by a wide range of other establishments.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aeronautical Draftsperson
  • Air Conditioning Systems Draftsperson
  • Architectural Draftsperson
  • CAD (computer-aided Design) Specialist - Drafting
  • CAD (computer-aided Design) Technologist
  • CAD (computer-assisted Drafting)
  • CAD (computer-assisted Drafting) Draftsperson - Printed Circuit Boards
  • CAD (computer-assisted Drafting) Technician
  • CAD Operator
  • Chief Draftsperson
  • Civil Draftsperson
  • Commercial Draftsperson
  • Computer-aided Design (CAD) Specialist - Drafting
  • Computer-aided Design (CAD) Technologist
  • Computer-aided Drafting (CAD) Technician
  • Computer-assisted Design And Drafting Technologist
  • Computer-assisted Drafting (CAD) Technician
  • Computer-assisted Electromechanical Design Draftsperson
  • Design And Drafting Technologist
  • Design Draftsperson
  • Design Technician - Drafting
  • Design Technologist - Drafting
  • Detail Draftsperson
  • Detailer - Structural Steel Drafter
  • Drafter
  • Drafting Checker
  • Drafting Clerk
  • Drafting Design Checker
  • Drafting Group Leader
  • Drafting Office Supervisor
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Drafting Technician
  • Drafting Technologist
  • Drafting Tracer
  • Draftsman/woman
  • Draftsperson
  • Draftsperson - Computer-assisted Design
  • Draftsperson Hull - Shipbuilding And Repair
  • Draftspersons Supervisor
  • Electrical Drafting Supervisor
  • Electrical Draftsperson
  • Electrical Marine Draftsperson
  • Electromechanical Draftsperson
  • Electronic Draftsperson
  • Engineering Design And Drafting Technologist
  • Engineering Draftsperson
  • General Draftsperson
  • Geological Draftsperson
  • Geophysical Draftsperson
  • Heating And Ventilation Systems Draftsperson
  • Heating Systems Draftsperson
  • Hull Draftsperson - Shipbuilding And Repair
  • Hydraulic Machinery Draftsperson
  • Marine Drafting Supervisor
  • Mechanical Building Draftsperson
  • Mechanical Design Draftsperson
  • Mechanical Draftsperson
  • Mine Draftsperson
  • Municipal Draftsperson
  • Optical Draftsperson
  • Petroleum Exploration Draftsperson
  • Piping Draftsperson
  • Process Piping Draftsperson
  • Refrigeration Systems Draftsperson
  • Ship Detail Draftsperson
  • Shipbuilding Draftsperson
  • Steel Detailer - Drafting
  • Steel Frame Draftsman/woman
  • Steel Frame Draftsperson
  • Structural Draftsperson
  • Structural Steel Detailer
  • Structural Steel Drafter-detailer
  • Structural Steel Draftsperson
  • Survey Draftsperson
  • Technical Illustrator - Drafting
  • Tool Checker - Drafting
  • Tool Design Draftsperson
  • Architectural Draftsperson
  • Computer-assisted Design And Drafting Technologist
  • Computer-assisted Drafting (CAD) Technician
  • Design And Drafting Technologist
  • Drafting Office Supervisor
  • Drafting Technician
  • Drafting Technologist
  • Draftsperson
  • Electrical Draftsperson
  • Electromechanical Draftsperson
  • Electronic Draftsperson
  • Engineering Design And Drafting Technologist
  • Mechanical Draftsperson
  • Steel Detailer - Drafting
  • Structural Draftsperson
  • Structural Steel Drafter-detailer
  • GIS CAD Technician

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for drafting technologists and technicians.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $55,131
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $61,468
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $52,197
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $52,218
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 Gender

The following table details median income by gender for drafting technologists and technicians.

Gender Median Income
Male $52,218
Female $59,008
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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Extracted Salary Information (8 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for drafting technologists and technicians.

$0.00
Lowest Observed
$66,000.00
Highest Observed
$0.00
25th Percentile
$42,031.25
Average
$55,575.00
Median
$60,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for drafting technologists and technicians

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 20
25 to 34 years 50
35 to 44 years 30
45 to 54 years 85
55 to 64 years 45
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 235
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 drafting technologists and technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 95
Part Time 160
Total 255
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 Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for drafting technologists and technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 200
Female 55
Total 255
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 drafting technologists and technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 220
Self Employed 15
Total 235
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 drafting technologists and technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 225
Unemployed 15
Total 235
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 drafting technologists and technicians. 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 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 45
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 120
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 75
Total 255
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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