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Interior designers conceptualize and produce aesthetic, functional and safe designs for interior spaces in residential, commercial, cultural, institutional and industrial buildings. They are employed by architectural firms, interior design firms, retail establishments, construction companies, hospitals, airlines, hotel and restaurant chains, and other establishments or they may be self-employed.
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- Consult with clients to determine needs, preferences, safety requirements and purpose of space
- Develop detailed plans and 3-D models showing arrangement of walls, dividers, displays, lighting and other fixtures using computer-assisted design (CAD) software and graphics software
- Develop plans, elevations, cross sections and detailed drawings, and advise on selection of colours, finishes and materials, floor and wall coverings, interior and exterior lighting, furniture and other items, taking into account ergonomic and occupational health standards
- Estimate costs and materials required and may advise on leasing, real estate and marketing
- Prepare plans and specifications for the final interior designs in accordance with current practices and codes
- Work in a multidisciplinary environment
- May direct site work crews and subcontractors.
Interior designers may specialize in designing interiors for residential, commercial, institutional, cultural and industrial buildings and for aircraft, ships or trains, trade shows and exhibitions.
Outlook & Prospects for Interior Designers in Bas-Saint-Laurent Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
National Outlook – 10-Year Projection (2011-2020)
This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2011-2020 period.
Note: The tables, graphs and middle paragraph shown under this section display updated 2011-2020 projection results. The remaining narrative text (2009-2018 projections) will be updated shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The data in the following table are derived from HRSDC’s Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). COPS uses a variety of models to produce a detailed 10-year labour market projection per broad skill level and per occupation at the national level, which focuses on the trends of labour supply and labour demand over the next ten years.
This occupation (Interior Designers) is part of a larger occupational group called Creative Designers and Craftspersons (NOC 524).
|Occupations in this group||
Graphic Designers and Illustrators (5241)
Interior Designers (5242)
Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers (5243)
Artisans and Craftspersons (5244)
Patternmakers – Textile, Leather and Fur Products (5245)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||105,471|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||40|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||60|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, employment in this occupation increased slightly and the average hourly wage increased a little more quickly than the average for all occupations. However, the unemployment rate remained stable at 4.0%. According to key labour market indicators, the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill job openings in this occupation.
Over the 2011-2020 period, an occupation will be in excess demand (a shortage of workers) if the projected number of job openings is significantly greater than the projected number of job seekers. An occupation will be in excess supply (a surplus of workers) if the projected number of job openings is smaller than the projected number of job seekers. For Creative Designers And Craftspersons, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 46,486 and 39,518 job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill the job openings.
Based on projections and considering that labour supply and demand in this occupation were balanced, the number of job seekers is expected to remain sufficient to fill job openings over the 2011-2020 period. The job openings for artistic designers and craftspersons will arise primarily from expansion demand. New computer and telecommunications technologies will continue to create new jobs in graphic design. Moreover, interior designers will continue to benefit from high renovation expenditures, though lower than in previous years. Retirements will result in fewer job openings than in other occupations. The retirement rate will be below the average, mainly because the workers in this occupation are typically younger. In terms of labour supply, job seekers will come primarily from the school system. However, a large number of workers will leave this occupation for another because of the often precarious employment conditions.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||3,579||8%|
|Projected Job Openings||46,486||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||39,518||100%|
In which industry or sector do people in this occupation find jobs in Canada?
This table shows the industry and sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.
|Industry / Sector||%|
|Professional, scientific and technical services||62.70|
What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?
The graph displays the percentage of people in this occupation who are “self-employed”, according to the 2006 Census, in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
As shown in the graph, according to the 2006 Census, 41% of people in this occupation were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 12%.
The Labour Force Survey also gives us some information about self-employment. This occupation (Interior Designers) is part of a larger group called Creative Designers and Craftspersons (NOC 524). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 46% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time and part-time?
The graph displays the proportion of people in this occupation who worked full-time and part-time in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 69% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.
What proportion of men and women work in this occupation?
The graph displays the proportion of men and women in this occupation in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), women represented 69% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Interior Designers) is part of a larger group called Creative Designers and Craftspersons (NOC 524). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 16%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.
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