Job prospects Design And Drafting Technologist in Nova Scotia

Job opportunities for Drafting technologists and technicians (NOC 2253) are fair in Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia

design and drafting technologist
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Drafting technologists and technicians (NOC 2253) in Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of several positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Drafting technologists and technicians in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 550 people work in this occupation.
  • Drafting technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 45%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 12%
    • Mineral products manufacturing (NAICS 324, 327, 331): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 77% of drafting technologists and technicians work all year, while 23% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 8% of drafting technologists and technicians are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Cape Breton Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Halifax Region Fair Fair
    North Shore Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Southern Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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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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