Job prospects User Experience Designer in Manitoba

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "user experience designer" in Manitoba or Canada.

Job opportunities in Manitoba

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC 52120) in Manitoba for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Greater use of digital applications by businesses to expand market reach such as for e-commerce and e-learning purposes or to meet daily operational needs.
  • Increase in digital marketing spending as businesses strengthened their online presence especially as a result of the pandemic.
  • Significant need for customer-friendly interfaces including in the financial services sector will result in favourable need for user experience (UX) designers.
  • Declining demand for traditional printed materials such as brochures and magazines will weaken opportunities in this cluster.

Here are some key facts about Graphic designers and illustrators in Manitoba:

  • Approximately 2,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Graphic designers and illustrators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 35%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 10%
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 8%
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 7%
    • Printing and related support activities (NAICS 323): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 76% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 24% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 60% of graphic designers and illustrators work all year, while 40% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 42 weeks compared to 43 weeks for all occupations.
  • 37% of graphic designers and illustrators are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 49% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 51% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 20% compared to 31% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 8% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 42% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 22% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Interlake Region Undetermined
North Central Region Undetermined
North Region Undetermined
Parklands Region Undetermined
South Central Region Undetermined
Southeast Region Good
Southwest Region Undetermined
Winnipeg Region Limited

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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