Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9472  ยท  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 $63,564
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $73,454
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $51,612
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 $57,315
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 camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations.

Gender Median Income
Male $57,315
Female $58,258
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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Extracted Salary Information (2 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations.

$46,800.00
Lowest Observed
$58,500.00
Highest Observed
$46,800.00
25th Percentile
$52,650.00
Average
$52,650.00
Median
$58,500.00
75th Percentile

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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 10
25 to 34 years 25
35 to 44 years 50
45 to 54 years 135
55 to 64 years 80
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 305
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 75
Part Time 230
Total 295
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 camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 250
Female 45
Total 305
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 300
Self Employed 10
Total 305
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 290
Unemployed 0
Total 305
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 25
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 95
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 35
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 105
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 30
Total 295
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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