Graphic arts technicians

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5223  ยท  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 $32,476
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $45,992
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 $48,603
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 graphic arts technicians.

Gender Median Income
Male $48,603
Female $50,602
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 20
25 to 34 years 55
35 to 44 years 30
45 to 54 years 75
55 to 64 years 35
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 225
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 65
Part Time 145
Total 215
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 graphic arts technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 175
Female 50
Total 225
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 180
Self Employed 45
Total 225
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 205
Unemployed 20
Total 225
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 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 60
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 85
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 50
Total 215
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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