Job prospects Design And Drafting Technologist in British Columbia
Job opportunities for Drafting technologists and technicians (NOC 2253) are limited in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable 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.
Job opportunities in British Columbia
The employment outlook will be limited for Drafting technologists and technicians (NOC 2253) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
- A moderate number of 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 British Columbia region:
- Approximately 3,300 people work in this occupation.
- Drafting technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
- Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 53%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 12%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 88% compared to 77% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 12% compared to 23% for all occupations
- 63% of drafting technologists and technicians work all year, while 37% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- 15% of drafting technologists and technicians are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.
|Cariboo Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Kootenay Region||Fair Fair|
|Lower Mainland–Southwest Region||Limited Limited|
|Nechako Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|North Coast Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Northeast Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Thompson–Okanagan Region||Limited Limited|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||Fair Fair|
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Job prospects elsewhere in Canada
We expect that there will be a labour SURPLUS for Drafting technologists and technicians (NOC 2253) in Canada over the next 10 years.
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