Graphic arts technicians

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5223  ·  Browse All Occupations

Graphic arts technicians assist in conceptualizing a project, interpreting design specifications or sketches, preparing the page make-up, lay-out and lettering, and preparing production materials for press, electronic or multimedia publishing. They are employed by publishing, communications, advertising, marketing, printing and multimedia establishments, and by television and film production companies. They may also be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Airbrush Artist
  • Animated Cartoon Inker
  • Animated Cartoon Painter
  • Animated Cartoon Technician
  • Animated Cartoons Inker And Painter
  • Animation Camera Operator
  • Animation Inker
  • Animation Painter
  • Apprentice Sign Painter
  • Art Work Assembler
  • Cartoon Background Artist
  • Compositor - Animation
  • Compositor - Film
  • Computer Graphics Design Technician
  • Computer Graphics Operator
  • Computer Graphics Technician
  • Design Assistant - Advertising Production
  • Digital Graphic Design Technician
  • Graphic Arts Assembler
  • Graphic Arts Copy Stylist
  • Graphic Arts Renderer
  • Graphic Arts Technician
  • Graphics Technician
  • Hand Painter - Graphic Arts
  • Lettering Artist
  • Mannequin Artist
  • Multimedia Graphic Design Technician
  • Multimedia Graphics Technician
  • Paste-up Artist
  • Photo Process Letterer - Graphic Arts
  • Photo Stencil Maker
  • Photograph Retoucher
  • Photographic Airbrush Artist
  • Photographic Colourist
  • Photography Colourist
  • Poster Layout Designer
  • Poster Painter
  • Rendering Specialist
  • Screen Stencil Cutter - Graphic Arts
  • Sign Layout Detailer
  • Sign Painter
  • Sign Writer
  • Silkscreen Stencil Cutter
  • Silkscreen Technician
  • Stencil Marker
  • Stencil Marker - Graphic Arts
  • Traffic Sign Painter
  • VFX Artist
  • Video Game Artist
  • Video Game Designer
  • Vinyl Lettering Artist
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Animated Cartoon Technician
  • Animation Painter
  • Computer Graphics Technician
  • Graphics Technician
  • Multimedia Graphic Design Technician
  • Animation Camera Operator
  • Poster Painter

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for graphic arts technicians.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for graphic arts technicians.

Sex Median Income
Male $0
Female $0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for graphic arts technicians

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 0
25 to 34 years 10
35 to 44 years 0
45 to 54 years 0
55 to 64 years 0
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 20
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Industry

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Industry Employed Individuals
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0
Utilities 0
Construction 0
Manufacturing 0
Wholesale trade 0
Retail trade 0
Transportation and warehousing 0
Information and cultural industries 0
Finance and insurance 0
Real estate and rental and leasing 0
Professional, scientific and technical services 15
Management of companies and enterprises 0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 0
Educational services 0
Health care and social assistance 0
Arts, entertainment and recreation 0
Accommodation and food services 0
Other services 0
Public administration 0
Not Applicable 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for graphic arts technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 25
Part Time 0
Total 25
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for graphic arts technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 10
Female 15
Total 25
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for graphic arts technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 0
Self Employed 15
Total 15
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for graphic arts technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 20
Unemployed 0
Total 20
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for graphic arts technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 0
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 0
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 15
Total 25
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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