Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9472  ·  Browse All Occupations

This unit group includes prepress technicians who operate various computer controlled systems to perform prepress activities and workers who operate graphic arts cameras and scanners, assemble film and negatives and prepare, engrave and etch printing plates or cylinders for various types of printing presses. They are employed in firms that specialize in colour graphics or platemaking and cylinder preparation, commercial publishing and printing companies, newspapers, magazines, and in various establishments in the public and private sectors that have in-house printing departments.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Alignment Examiner - Printing
  • Assistant Newspaper Make-up Man/woman
  • Automated Letterer-engraver
  • Bright Type Processor
  • Camera Operator - Graphic Arts
  • Camera Operator - Printing
  • Carbon Tissue Cylinder Preparer - Printing
  • Clamper - Camera And Platemaking
  • Colour Correction Scanning Machine Operator
  • Colour Edition Preparer - Printing
  • Colour Printer-technician - Photographic Processing
  • Colour Scanner Operator - Printing
  • Colour Separation Assistant - Scanning
  • Colour Separation Camera Operator
  • Colour Separation Camera Operator - Printing
  • Colour Separation Electronic Scanning Machine Operator
  • Colour Separation Operator
  • Colour-editing Terminal Operator - Printing
  • Computer-assisted Letterer-engraver
  • Contact Printer
  • Copper Engraver - Camera And Platemaking
  • Copper Photoengraver
  • Copperplate Photoengraver
  • Cylinder Painter - Printing
  • Cylinder Preparer - Printing
  • Cylinder-impresser Operator
  • Digital Printing Technician
  • Dot Etcher
  • Dot Etcher - Printing
  • Electronic Engraver
  • Electronic Prepress Technician
  • Electroplating Tank Tender
  • Electrostatic Camera Operator
  • Electrotyper - Printing
  • Electrotyper And Platemaker
  • Engraver, Printing Cylinders
  • Engraver-letterer
  • Engraver-transferrer
  • Etcher - Printing
  • Etching Corrector
  • File Preparation Operator
  • Film Assembler
  • Film Sizer
  • Film Stripper
  • Film Stripper And Layout Specialist - Printing
  • Film Stripper Specialist - Printing
  • Film Stripper-assembler
  • Film Stripper-assembler - Printing
  • Flexible Plate Engraver
  • Flexible Printing Plate Mounter
  • Flexible-plate Hand Engraver
  • Flexographic Mounter-proofer
  • Flexographic Printing Cylinder Assembler
  • Graphic Arts Camera Operator
  • Gravure Printer - Prepress
  • Halftone Camera Operator - Printing
  • Image Processing Operator
  • Image Reproduction Machine Operator
  • Image Setter Operator
  • Image-processing System Operator
  • Laser Beam Colour Scanner Operator
  • Lineup Examiner - Printing
  • Lithographic Plate Preparer
  • Lithographic Platemaker
  • Monochrome Plate Film Stripper
  • Negative Merger
  • Negative Spotter - Printing
  • Offset Plate Preparer
  • Offset Platemaker
  • Offset Printing Plate Preparer
  • Opticopy Keypunch Operator - Printing
  • Opticopy Machine Operator - Printing
  • Opticopy Offline Programmer - Printing
  • Opticopy Program Tape Preparer - Printing
  • Pantograph Setter
  • Pantographer - Printing
  • Paper-plate Maker
  • Photoengraver - Printing
  • Photoengraving Etcher - Printing
  • Photoengraving Finisher
  • Photoengraving Platemaker
  • Photoengraving Retoucher - Printing
  • Photogravure Camera Operator - Printing
  • Photopolymer Platemaker
  • Picture Engraver - Printing
  • Plate Finisher - Printing
  • Plate Grainer - Printing
  • Plate Processor - Printing
  • Plate Processor Operator - Printing
  • Plate-graining Machine Tender
  • Platemaker
  • Platemaker - Printing
  • Platemaking Etcher
  • Pre-flight Operator - Printing
  • Prepress Technician
  • Preprint-coating Machine Tender
  • Print Roller Repairer
  • Print Transferrer - Printing
  • Printing Cylinder Engraver
  • Printing Plate Engraver
  • Printing Plate Moulder
  • Printing Plate Presensitizer Tender
  • Process Camera Operator
  • Processor - Printing
  • Proofmaker
  • Proofmaker - Printing
  • Roller Engraver - Printing
  • Rotogravure Cylinder Technician
  • Rotogravure Press Technician
  • Scanner Operator - Printing
  • Screenmaker
  • Siderographer - Printing
  • Silkscreen Assembler - Printing
  • Stager - Printing
  • Stencil Preparer
  • Step And Repeat Camera Operator
  • Stereotyper
  • Stripper - Printing
  • Stripper-image Assembler - Printing
  • Stripper-layout Specialist - Printing
  • Studio-image-processing System Operator
  • Template Engraver
  • Tracer-transferrer
  • Transferrer
  • Camera Operator - Graphic Arts
  • Cylinder Preparer - Printing
  • Dot Etcher - Printing
  • File Preparation Operator
  • Film Stripper-assembler
  • Platemaker - Printing
  • Pre-flight Operator - Printing
  • Prepress Technician
  • Printing Plate Engraver
  • Proofmaker
  • Screenmaker
  • Studio-image-processing System Operator
  • Flexographic Printing
  • Press Support Stager

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations.

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 camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations.

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 camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations

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 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 Industry

This chart outlines regional employment participation by industry for camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated industry, or refer to the table below.

Industry Employed Individuals
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0
Utilities 0
Construction 0
Manufacturing 10
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 0
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 camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 10
Part Time 10
Total 20
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 camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 10
Female 0
Total 15
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 camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 10
Self Employed 0
Total 10
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 camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 10
Unemployed 0
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 Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations. 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 10
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 10
Total 15
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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