Job requirements Illustrator And Graphic Designer in Canada
Find out what you typically need to work as an illustrator and graphic designer in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC 52120).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- A university degree in visual arts with specialization in graphic design, commercial art, graphic communications or cartooning or completion of a college diploma program in graphic arts is required.
- Experience or training in multimedia design at a post-secondary, college or technical institution may be required.
- In addition to the arts, training in biology, engineering, architecture or a scientific field is usually required for medical, technical and scientific illustrators.
- Creative ability and artistic talent, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, are required for graphic designers and illustrators.
Professional certification and licensing
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Do you want to work in another province or territory?
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