Job prospects Illustrator And Graphic Designer near Calgary (AB)

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Graphic designers and illustrators" near Calgary (AB) or across Canada.

Current and future job prospects

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

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Balanced

Over the past few years (2021-2023), the labour market was balanced for Graphic designers and illustrators near Calgary (AB). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

Limited

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The Conference Board of Canada is forecasting Alberta’s real GDP will expand by 2.6% in 2023 before slowing to 1.9% in 2024. Similarly, they are projecting the labour market to cool in late 2023 and into 2024. Higher for longer inflation may also have some firms rethinking expansion resulting in muted employment growth for this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Graphic designers and illustrators in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 2,530 people work in this occupation.
  • Graphic designers and illustrators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 52%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 14%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 5%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Graphic designers and illustrators across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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