Industrial designers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2252  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Business Products Designer
  • Consumer Products Designer
  • Container Designer
  • Ergonomic Products Designer
  • Fixture Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Industrial Design Consultant
  • Industrial Designer
  • Industrial Products Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Toy Designer - Industrial Design
  • Furniture Designer
  • Industrial Design Consultant
  • Industrial Designer
  • Industrial Products Designer
  • Product Designer

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for industrial designers.

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 $61,072
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $54,427
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $53,387
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 Gender

The following table details median income by gender for industrial designers.

Gender Median Income
Male $53,387
Female $55,126
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 industrial designers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 35
25 to 34 years 105
35 to 44 years 135
45 to 54 years 105
55 to 64 years 60
65 to 74 years 30
75 years and over 0
Total 470
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 industrial designers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 145
Part Time 315
Total 455
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 Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for industrial designers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 300
Female 170
Total 470
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 industrial designers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 380
Self Employed 80
Total 470
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 industrial designers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 460
Unemployed 10
Total 470
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 industrial designers. 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 25
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 145
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 25
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 250
Total 455
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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