Summary Architect 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 "architect" was moved from the group Architects (NOC 2151) to the group Architects (NOC 21200).
Find key facts and figures about working as an architect. The following information is applicable to all Architects (NOC 21200).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Architects conceptualize, plan and develop designs for the construction and renovation of commercial, institutional and residential buildings. They are employed by architectural firms, private corporations and governments, or they may be self-employed.
This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
advertised in Canada
- Consult with clients to determine the type, style and purpose of renovations or new building construction being considered
- Project management
- Conceptualize and design buildings and develop plans describing design specifications, building materials, costs and construction schedules
- Office management
- Urban planning
- Date modified: