Job prospects Illustrator And Graphic Designer near Ottawa (ON)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "illustrator and graphic designer" was moved from the group Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC 5241) to the group Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC 52120).

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

Current and future job prospects

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

illustrator and graphic designer
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC 5241) in the Ottawa region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new 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 Graphic designers and illustrators in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 2,980 people work in this occupation.
  • Graphic designers and illustrators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 47%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 20%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 8%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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