Job requirements Design And Drafting Technologist in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a design and drafting technologist in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Drafting technologists and technicians (NOC 22212).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a two- to three-year college program in engineering design and drafting technology or in a related field is usually required for drafting and design technologists.
  • Completion of a one- to two-year college program in drafting or completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or four to five years of related experience plus completion of college or industry courses in drafting are usually required for drafting technicians.
  • Trade certification for draftspersons is available, but voluntary in Ontario.
  • Certification in engineering design and drafting technology or in a related field through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians may be required by employers.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.


Job title Steel Detailers - Level 1; Steel Detailers - Level 2; Steel Detailers - Level 3
Job title Drafting Technicians; Engineering Designs And Drafting Technologists


Job title Drafting Technologists And Technicians

New Brunswick

Job title Drafting Technologists And Technicians


Job title Structural Steel Drafter
Regulatory body: Emploi Québec


Job title Applied Science Technologist And Technician (industrial Instrument)

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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