Job prospects Interior Designer in Canada
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 "interior designer" was moved from the group Interior designers and interior decorators (NOC 5242) to the group Interior designers and interior decorators (NOC 52121).
Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "interior designer" in Canada.
Job opportunities over the next 3 years
Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.
Breakdown by province and territory
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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
Take a closer look at the projected labour demand and supply for this occupation over the 2019-2028 period. For more information on future job trends, go to the Canadian Occupational Projections System.
SURPLUS: This occupational group is expected to face labour surplus conditions over the period of 2019-2028 at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.
Employment in 2018
Median age of workers in 2018
Median retirement age in 2018
In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2019-2028) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2019-2028. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.
Over the 2016-2018 period, employment in this occupational group decreased significantly. This was a continuation of a trend that started back in 2013. Since then this occupation has lost about one third of jobs. As a result, the unemployment rate climbed to reach about 15%, a level that is not only above its historical average, but almost three times the average among all occupations. The increase in the number of unemployed workers, combined with a low and stable number of job vacancies, led to a rise in the number of unemployed workers available to fill a single vacancy, reaching a ratio of 7, more than three times the national average. Hence, the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers exceeded substantially the number of job openings in this occupational group over the 2016-2018 period.
For Technical occupations in libraries, public archives, museums and art galleries, over the period 2019-2028, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 4,700 , while 5,200 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.
As job openings and job seekers are projected to be relatively similar over the 2019-2028 period, the labour surplus conditions seen in recent years are expected to continue over the projection period. The majority of job openings are projected to arise from retirements. However, the retirement rate is projected to be about the same as the average for all occupations. Employment growth is also expected to be similar to the average for all occupations. Job creation in this occupational group is the result of many conflicting trends. On the one hand, the low Canadian dollar is expected to encourage foreign tourists to visit Canada, stimulating demand for workers in museum and art galleries. On the other hand, the emergence of new information technologies, the decreasing popularity of libraries and the budget constraints faced by some provincial and municipal public administrations will limit the demand for library and archive services. With regard to labour supply, the school system is expected to provide the majority of job seekers. The number of school leavers alone is projected to exceed the total job openings. As a result, a number of workers are expected to leave this occupation over the next few years and look for related work. Only a small number of immigrants is projected to look for work in this occupational group over the 2019-2028 period.
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