Job prospects Decorations Painter - Visual Arts in Alberta

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "decorations painter - visual arts" in Alberta or Canada.

Job opportunities in Alberta

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

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Painters, sculptors and other visual artists (NOC 5136) in Alberta for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several 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 Painters, sculptors and other visual artists in Alberta:

  • Approximately 1,750 people work in this occupation.
  • Painters, sculptors and other visual artists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 61%
    • Other schools and instruction (NAICS 6115-6117): 10%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 52% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 48% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 43% of painters, sculptors and other visual artists work all year, while 56% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 62% of painters, sculptors and other visual artists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 40% compared to 54% for all occupations
    • Women: 60% compared to 46% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 9% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 27% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 18% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 31% compared to 18% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 11% compared to 8% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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