Job prospects Designer - Interior Design in Manitoba

Job opportunities for Interior designers and interior decorators (NOC 5242) are good in Manitoba over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a designer - interior design.

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 Manitoba

designer - interior design
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Interior designers and interior decorators (NOC 5242) in Manitoba for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new 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 Interior designers and interior decorators in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 650 people work in this occupation.
  • Interior designers and interior decorators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 61%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 15%
    • Furniture and related product manufacturing (NAICS 337): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 78% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 22% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 65% of interior designers and interior decorators work all year, while 35% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 32% of interior designers and interior decorators are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Manitoba by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Interlake Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Central Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Parklands Region Undetermined Undetermined
    South Central Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Southeast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Southwest Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Winnipeg Region Good Good
    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 SHORTAGE for Interior designers and interior decorators (NOC 5242) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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