Job prospects Design And Drafting Technologist near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Drafting technologists and technicians near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as a design and drafting technologist.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Recent trends


We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

design and drafting technologist
Prospects over the next 3 years
Limited Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Drafting technologists and technicians (NOC 2253) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Drafting technologists and technicians in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 2,490 people work in this occupation.
  • Drafting technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 52%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 17%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 5%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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