Job prospects Illustrator And Graphic Designer near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Graphic designers and illustrators near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as an illustrator and graphic designer.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

illustrator and graphic designer
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC 5241) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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 Toronto economic region accounts for an above-average share of workers in this occupation, and of graphic design, advertising and public relation firms. Ontario's interactive digital media companies also have a strong presence in Toronto. A few related operations have been expanding in the Greater Toronto Area, including film production studios. Skills related to animation and 2D and 3D conversion may be of particular interest.

Toronto is a hub for financial services, which should be a key source of employment, as well as digital laboratories that support this industry. Technology companies in this region tend to be the main recipients of private venture capital funding in the province, which may support start-up companies in this field.

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

  • Approximately 20,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Graphic designers and illustrators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 55%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 15%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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