Summary Drafting Technician 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 "drafting technician" was moved from the group Drafting technologists and technicians (NOC 2253) to the group Drafting technologists and technicians (NOC 22212).
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Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Drafting technologists and technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information, such as building information models (BIM), in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of engineers, architects or industrial designers, or they may work independently. They are employed by consulting and construction companies, utility, resource and manufacturing companies, all levels of government and by a wide range of other establishments.
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College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
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- Prepare engineering designs and drawings
- Supervise and train other drafting personnel
- Develop and prepare design sketches
- Prepare construction specifications, costs and material estimates
- Prepare contracts and tenders
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