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Industrial designers conceptualize and produce designs for manufactured products. They are employed by manufacturing industries and private design firms or they may be self-employed.
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- Consult with client, engineers or production specialists to establish product requirements
- Analyze the intended use of product and user preferences
- Conduct research into cost, properties of production materials and methods of production
- Prepare design concepts, sketches or models for approval
- Prepare manufacturing drawings, specifications and guidelines for production and construct prototype of design
- Consult with engineers and production staff during manufacturing stage.
Outlook & Prospects for Industrial Designers in Yellowknife 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 (Industrial Designers) is part of a larger occupational group called Technical Occupations in Architecture, Drafting, Surveying and Mapping (NOC 225).
|Occupations in this group||
Architectural Technologists and Technicians (2251)
Industrial Designers (2252)
Drafting Technologists and Technicians (2253)
Land Survey Technologists and Technicians (2254)
Mapping and Related Technologists and Technicians (2255)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||63,813|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||38|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||59|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, this occupation experienced solid employment growth, but its unemployment rate rose as well. The average hourly wage increased at the same rate as the average for all occupations. According to key labour market indicators, the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill the 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 Technical Occupations In Architecture, Drafting, Surveying And Mapping, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 20,575 and 25,962 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 over the 2008-2010 period, it is expected that the number of job seekers will remain sufficient to fill the job openings over the 2011-2020 period. The majority of job openings will arise from retirements, despite a retirement rate slightly below the average for all occupations. Workers in this occupation are generally younger than those in other occupations. Expansion demand will continue to grow at the rate of economic activity. In spite of a slowdown in growth, the construction sector will continue to create several jobs in this occupation. However, the difficulties that persist in the manufacturing sector will continue to slow down growth, particularly for industrial designers. With regard to labour supply, the majority of job seekers will come from the school system.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||1,513||7%|
|Projected Job Openings||20,575||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||25,962||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||33.30|
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, 21% 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 (Industrial Designers) is part of a larger group called Technical Occupations in Architecture, Drafting, Surveying and Mapping (NOC 225). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 13% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Industrial Designers) is part of a larger group called Technical Occupations in Architecture, Drafting, Surveying and Mapping (NOC 225). 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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